Economics

The Economist Was a Rock Star
Thomas Piketty isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s a fantastic storyteller
April 17, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

Janet Yellen Is Looking Out for the Long-Term Unemployed
April 16, 2014

Congress may not be providing them much help. But Yellen is doing all she can.

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite
It doesn’t even make him that rich!
April 16, 2014

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz
Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era need a history lesson
April 15, 2014

Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.

The Economic Recovery Is Staggeringly Tilted Towards the Rich
April 11, 2014

Overall, income has surpassed 2008. But new data shows incomes for the bottom 20 percent of households are still below peak.

Conservatives' Bogus New 'Proof' that Jobless Benefits Hurt the Economy
April 10, 2014

Conservatives are prematurely saying their theory is correct, but the data doesn't back them up.

House GOP Leader Admits His Party Doesn’t Care About the Long-Term Unemployed
April 08, 2014

Republicans only care about the politics surrounding them.

Former Romney Adviser Blames Obama for Problems Republicans Created
April 08, 2014

Glenn Hubbard blames President Obama for not focusing enough on infrastructure to stimulate the economy. But that's just what Obama wanted to do—until Hubbard's pals stopped him. 

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