Economy

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.

Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan Is Short on Details
July 30, 2013

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:

The GOP Is Right About Obama's Economic Speech
July 24, 2013

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.

The Last Days of Big Law
The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
July 21, 2013

A dispatch from the last days of big law

Erick Erickson, Meet My Wife
What Fox gets wrong about female breadwinners
May 30, 2013

The truth about female breadwinners.

Give Me Austerity!
And stimulus. And also some amnesia
May 10, 2013

That is the overly simplistic question.

Political Paralysis Makes Us Poorer
Calculating the dollars-and-cents costs of policy uncertainty
May 02, 2013

Calculating the dollars-and-cents costs of policy uncertainty

The Sequester Comes to an Airport Near You
What happens when Republicans are stuck on the tarmac?
April 23, 2013

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.

A Budget to Shortchange Our Future
Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth
April 10, 2013

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

Gun Control Is a Waste of Precious Time
Obama should have saved political capital for the economy
April 10, 2013

Obama should have saved political capital for stimulating the economy. 

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