July Jobs Report: Slow, Steady Job Growth Continues
August 01, 2014
Things are better, but we still have a ways to go.
Year-over-year growth still hasn't surged ahead.
The shocking GDP number is the result of reduced health care spending.
We'll feel them for decades to come.
Are we due for another Obamacare chill-out post? Why, yes we are.
We've Been Worrying About the Wrong Deficit
April 30, 2014
It's the trade deficit that we should be worrying about.
The Economy Isn't Looking So Good. Is It the Weather's Fault?
February 28, 2014
Analysts are chalking up the recent string of subpar economic data to the weather.
Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.
Will the Sequester Start Another Recession?
February 28, 2013
Answers from actual economists from across the political spectrum.
The U.S. Is Not Too Big To Fail
June 09, 2010
As several recent surveys make clear, concern about deficits and debt is rising sharply. An NBC/Wall Street Journal survey conducted in early May showed that the share of individuals rating “the deficit and government spending” as the top priority for the federal government to address has jumped since January from 13 to 20 percent—second only to job creation and economic growth. According to Gallup, “federal government debt” now ties with terrorism for the top spot in perceived threats to our future well-being.