Economy

Recession Redux

Why I'm not cheering the economic recovery

Why I'm not cheering the economic recovery.

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Does Climate Change Skew Jobs Data?

Why February's great report may be overstated

Why February's growth may be overstated.

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The Best Reason to Raise the Minimum Wage

Why Congress should raise the minimum wage

It beats asking Congress to spend money.

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John Boehner Doesn't Care About the Deficit

The GOP only cares about tax reduction

Republicans only care about tax reduction.

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Bob Woodward: Thin Skin, Thinner Argument

What the newspaper scribe doesn't understand about the sequester

What The Washington Post scribe doesn't understand about the sequester.

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The Six-Month Recovery

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).

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Will the Sequester Start Another Recession?

Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum

Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum.

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The Sequester Is Inevitable. Prepare to Suffer.

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.

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The One Percent Gobbled Up the Recovery, Too

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.

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Barack Obama Is Not Pleased

The president on his enemies, the media, and the future of football

The president holds forth about his enemies, the media, and the future of football. And skeet shooting, too.

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