economics

3.26.19

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

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

3.7.19

Regulations Are Choking Out California's Legal Weed Industry

A complex licensing system, conflicting state and local rules, and an aggressive enforcement regime has some cannabis industry heads wishing for the good old days.

3.5.19

Exposing Trump's Tax Returns Is Way More Important Than Impeachment

Democrats' upcoming fight to uncover Trump's financial dealings could reveal how the rich abuse the law—and help sink him.

3.3.19

The $1 Trillion Storm: How a Single Hurricane Could Rupture the World Economy

Climate change and a potentially vulnerable insurance market could combine in a disaster that starts in South Florida but hits the entire globe.

2.26.19

Famous Heiress Says Americans 'Want to Work for What They Get'

Poor Ivanka Trump never got a chance to actually earn the American dream.

1.28.19

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change

After wildfires bankrupted a major utility, there's concerns that more severe natural disasters will lead to economic devastation.

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12.10.18

Asian Families Are Masters of Food Economics

When most kids are being taught how to ride a bicycle by their parents, my Pakistani parents were set upon teaching me the fine art of bulk-buying at the grocery store.

12.3.18

Millennials Aren't 'Killing' Industries, We're Just Broke, Study Finds

According to the Federal Reserve, "Millennials are less well off than members of earlier generations when they were young."

11.30.18

The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows

Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.

11.7.18

The Midterms Showed Democrats the Way Forward: Class War

Democrats ended up with mixed results on Tuesday night, but it's clear that economic populism remains popular.

10.7.18

The Great Economy Can't Save Republicans from Trump

The unpopular president is going to make life miserable for Republicans everywhere as the midterms approach.

8.31.18

Trump Is Screwing Over the People Who Got Him Elected

He sold himself as the champion of the downtrodden, but isn't doing anything to alleviate to economic misery he spoke about in 2016.

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