economics

7.31.19

Pharma Companies Have Spent Billions Buying Back Their Own Stock

Progressives blame the practice for rising insulin costs.

7.23.19

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.

4.30.19

Trump's 'Record Economy' Is Making Americans Miserable

Except the rich ones, who are stoked.

4.24.19

America's '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.

3.26.19

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

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

3.8.19

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.

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3.6.19

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.

3.4.19

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.

2.27.19

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.

11.8.18

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.

11.2.18

I Couldn't Vote Because I Had to Work

The night of the US election, as the votes were being counted and I was beginning to see what was going to happen I just had this horrible, guilty feeling.

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