Nonetheless, does it stand a chance?
Why I'm not cheering the economic recovery
Why I'm not cheering the economic recovery.
Why February's great report may be overstated
Why February's growth may be overstated.
Why Congress should raise the minimum wage
It beats asking Congress to spend money.
The GOP only cares about tax reduction
Republicans only care about tax reduction.
What the newspaper scribe doesn't understand about the sequester
What The Washington Post scribe doesn't understand about the sequester.
For the typical American, the economic rebound ended in May 2012
On the eve of the sequester, there's more bad news about the economy. Just last month, Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez reported that during the first two years of the recovery (2009-2011) average market income for the top one percent in the income distribution grew by 11.2 percent while it shrank by 0.4 percent for everyone else. Saez didn't yet have distribution data for 2012 (and likely won't for many months).
Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum
Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum.
Historically low discretionary spending will drop even further
The automatic spending cuts don't kick in until Friday, but they may already be slowing down the economy.
In fact, it put the 99 percent back in recession
The one percent didn’t just gobble up all of the recovery during 2010 and 2011; it put the 99 percent back into recession.