Economics

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. 

Yes, Rubio's Antipoverty Plan Would Cut Benefits to Working Parents
April 07, 2014

Rubio is yet another Republican to avoid dealing with tradeoffs in policy proposals.

March Jobs Report: Slow, But Steady Improvement
April 04, 2014

The economy still hasn't kicked into second gear.

Long-Term Unemployment Is a Crisis—Here's How to Solve It
April 02, 2014

We have a proven, cost-effective way to reconnect the long-term unemployed with the labor market.

Paul Ryan Just Made Tax Reform Harder
April 01, 2014

By enabling GOP delusions, the would-be tax reformer just made his job harder

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.

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