Economy

Ah, the rush of having the ear of the President of the United States. A few weeks ago, for the magazine’s package of suggestions for Barack Obama to resuscitate his second term, I wrote the following:

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The Republican National Committee didn’t wait for President Obama to give his big address today before rendering a verdict on it. “Same Speech, Different Day.” And, for a change, they had it exactly right.

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The Last Days of Big Law

The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified

A dispatch from the last days of big law

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Erick Erickson, Meet My Wife

What Fox gets wrong about female breadwinners

The truth about female breadwinners.

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Give Me Austerity!

And stimulus. And also some amnesia

That is the overly simplistic question.

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Political Paralysis Makes Us Poorer

Calculating the dollars-and-cents costs of policy uncertainty

Calculating the dollars-and-cents costs of policy uncertainty

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The Sequester Comes to an Airport Near You

What happens when Republicans are stuck on the tarmac?

If you’re reading this item while you’re stuck at the airport, don’t start cursing your airline just yet. The real culprit may be the sequester.

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A Budget to Shortchange Our Future

Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth

Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth.

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Gun Control Is a Waste of Precious Time

Obama should have saved political capital for the economy

Obama should have saved political capital for stimulating the economy. 

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How to Save American Finance from Itself

Has financialization gone too far?

As chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke can explain a lot about its response to the housing bubble. What he can't explain is whether much of our finance industry is more trouble than it's worth. 

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