Economics

The Five Biggest Takeaways in Paul Ryan's Budget
April 01, 2014

Even after slashing spending, Ryan still relies on special scoring to balance the budget.

The Republican Plan to Help Poor Childless People Would Hurt Poor Parents
The right way to fix the EITC
March 28, 2014

In contrast to Marco Rubio, Senator Patty Murray's new proposal would fill a hole in the government's antipoverty system. 

Progressives Have a Budget Alternative—and Nobody Is Paying Attention
March 26, 2014

A Q&A with Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison.

The Crisis in Ukraine Really Could Blow Up the Global Economy
March 24, 2014

The ways the U.S. and E.U. sanctions against Russia could cause an economic crisis.

The Philosophical Case Against Obamacare Is Here. And It's Weak.
March 23, 2014

Philosophy isn't dead, but this argument is.

Tesla Is Proof That Regulation Can Stifle Growth
March 21, 2014

A rule clarification is effectively forcing Tesla to stop selling cars in New Jersey.

The Tea Party and Wall Street Might Not Be Best Friends Forever, But they Are for Now
March 21, 2014

Sure, they complain about "bailouts." But the Tea Party's theory of the financial crisis has absolved Wall Street completely.

The Most Frightening Result of the Great Recession: Jobless Americans Who Have Given Up
March 20, 2014

Congress could do something about it, but of course it's not.

John Boehner’s Ridiculous Excuse for Blocking the Deal on Unemployment Benefits
March 19, 2014

Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Not the Simple Solution Some Democrats Claim It Is
March 18, 2014

Some people will remain below the line, no matter what.

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