We're racking up environmental debt, and still borrowing more
We're racking up environmental debt, and still borrowing more.
Analysts are chalking up the recent string of subpar economic data to the weather.
It isn't just bad for 20-somethings; it's bad for everybody.
The Congressional Budget Office just threw a hand grenade into the debate over the minimum wage. A new report released Tuesday argues that a higher minimum wage, which has become a centerpiece of President Obama’s agenda for combating economic inequality, will cost jobs. What lessons should we take from this report?
Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.
It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway
It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway.
The New York Times wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: Families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized pot because the drug has crucial medicinal effects on their children’s illnesses. “I put what fit in my car and drove out here,” Marisa Kiser, whose toddler, Ezra, has had seizures almost since birth, told the Times.
Even a majority of Republicans do!
The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.
Bart Chilton, the colorful, mullet-sporting member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), resigned this week, after casting a final vote to set position limits, which would regulate the number of commodity trades individual speculators can hold.