economics

9.13.19

The .01 Percent Freakout Over Elizabeth Warren Just Makes Her More Powerful

Wall Street is vocally unhappy with the idea of a Warren presidency. That's kind of the point.

9.12.19

In 2003, a Farmer Killed Himself to Protest Globalization. Little Has Changed

For years, farmers have said free trade policies have harmed them. Will the world finally start listening?

7.30.19

Pharma Companies Have Spent Billions Buying Back Their Own Stock

Progressives blame the practice for rising insulin costs.

7.25.19

Legendary Job Killer Steve Mnunchin Complains About Amazon Killing Jobs

The Treasury Secretary is being sued as part of a lawsuit alleging Sears was illegally stripped of assets by the people who ran it.

7.22.19

The Next Recession Could Arrive Before the End of Trump’s Term, Says Elizabeth Warren

The 2020 candidate has some dire warnings about the economy.

7.10.19

No, a $15 Minimum Wage Is Not Going to 'Kill' a Ton of Jobs

Headlines about a wage hike putting Americans out of work are misrepresenting a major new report.

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4.30.19

Trump's 'Record Economy' Is Making Americans Miserable

Except the rich ones, who are stoked.

4.23.19

What I Learned at the 'Debate' Between Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek

Žižek was less a cognizant thinker and more a pathological sacred cow tipper while Peterson was emo as hell, a bard for the reactionary elite.

4.23.19

What Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Cancel Student Debt Would Mean for Americans

Her far-ranging proposal would transform how Americans pay for college.

4.23.19

The 'Wild West' of Weed Is Dying Out. Here's What's Replacing It

Working in cannabis used to be a crime, but now it's looking like a real career, complete with benefits.

3.27.19

All 76 of Andrew Yang's Policies Ranked from 'Regular' to 'Science Fiction'

Under President Yang, we'll all be voting on our phones using blockchain and getting free marriage counseling.

3.25.19

Jordan Peele’s 'Us' Is Not-so-Secretly About Class

Peele has managed to map an enemy that exists in all of “us.”

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