Economy

The Real Reason Abortion Has Declined
It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway
February 03, 2014

It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway.

Hemp Might Finally Make a Comeback in America
December 06, 2013

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.

Four Frightening Charts About America's Struggling Lower-Middle Class
December 04, 2013

The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.

Congress Is Starving the Agency That's Supposed to Prevent Another Meltdown
November 07, 2013

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 c

JPMorgan's $13B Penalty Could Be A Huge Blow to Struggling Homeowners
October 29, 2013

JP Morgan gets to write off its $13 bill fine. Thanks to Congress, homeowners don't get to write off the help it provides.

You Thought the Government Shutdown Was Over. You Were Wrong.
October 18, 2013

It was an awful time. Federal employees had to take unpaid furlough days. Beneficiaries were thrown off of federal programs. Courthouses had to be sold.

Walmart Can Solve the Inequality Problem. It Starts With Stickers.
October 07, 2013

And it’ll only cost you $12.50 a year.

The White House Promises it Wasn't Flinching
October 07, 2013

Did the White House just open the door to some kind of short-term increase in the debt limit, perhaps to allow broader negotiations over fiscal priorities? Several media outlets are reporting as much.

How Do Fast-Food Wages Compare to Other Jobs'?
August 01, 2013

Today marks the fourth day in the largest fast-food walkout in U.S. history. One of the strikers’ key demands is a $15 hourly wage, slightly more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

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