economics

2018 election

The Oil Industry Spent $31 Million to Kill a Climate Change Measure

Washington's 1631 ballot initiative would have introduced a revolutionary carbon tax, but thanks to fierce opposition it went down in flames.
Geoff Dembicki
11.8.18
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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.
Matt Taylor
11.7.18
Why I Didn't Vote

I Couldn't Vote Because I Had to Work

The night of the 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.
Kenzie Cutrone
11.1.18
politics

Republican Voters May Be Turning Against a Core GOP Argument, Poll Says

A new survey breaks down attitudes on taxes—and finds that Americans may not be buying the conservative belief that tax cuts for the rich are worth it.
Harry Cheadle
10.24.18
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Republicans Are Outraged About the Deficit They Caused

To pay for their tax breaks for the rich, they want to take healthcare from the poor.
Harry Cheadle
10.16.18
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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.
Matt Taylor
10.5.18
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Republicans Rigged the System to Enable Crimes Like Trump’s Tax Evasion

If Democrats know what they're doing, this will be a campaign issue.
Harry Cheadle
10.3.18
MoviePass

A Weirdly Emotional Farewell to MoviePass from Its Most Dedicated Users

"MoviePass has made me the number-one customer at my local Regal, and put me on a first-name basis with the staff, who I consider my second family."
Rick Paulas
9.11.18
economics

Here's What Will Happen if Trump's NAFTA Deal Falls Apart

Consumers might not notice higher prices at first, but farmers and car manufacturers would be hurt in major ways.
Mark Hay
9.10.18
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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 the economic misery he spoke about in 2016.
Harry Cheadle
8.30.18
unions

Disney's Park Employees Just Won a Huge Victory Thanks to Their Union

After a long public campaign, employees of Disney World and Disneyland will get a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
Nicole Clark
8.27.18
politics

Congress Hates Trump's Trade Wars, but It Won't Do Anything About Them

Republicans don't like tariffs, but they like pushing back against the president even less.
Mark Hay
8.21.18