Economy

That CBO Report on Obama's Minimum-Wage Proposal is Remarkably Biased
February 18, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office just threw a hand grenade into the debate over the minimum wage.

Forget the GDP. Some States Have Found a Better Way to Measure Our Progress.
February 03, 2014

Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.

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.

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