Powerful political arguments have been made on flawed data, and it’s time that such research was better policed, an economist writes.
(30 days ago)
The federal minimum wage should be lowered, not raised, so as not to compound the damage it causes, an economist writes.
(2 months and 11 days ago)
The newly designed $100 bill is finally about to start circulating, and it is likely to be especially popular abroad.
(27 days ago)
The combined effect of payroll tax increases and automatic budget cuts could suppress monthly hiring by more than last year’s average monthly gain, economists say.
(2 months and 15 days ago)
Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” lives on, shadowing discussions of social spending and austerity, an economist writes.
(23 days ago)
The currency of the United States remains very popular abroad, and the demand for $100 bills suggests that they are widely used in crime, an economist writes.
(1 month and 12 days ago)
People who have not completed high school are most likely to start their own businesses, according to a new report.
(1 month and 1 day ago)
The latest report by the College Board on its Advanced Placement program talks a lot about the success of these courses. Here's a different look on AP, from Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass., and the author of "Excellence for All: How a New Breed of Reformers Is Transforming America's Public Schools."...
(2 months and 14 days ago)
America's role as an innovation leader is strongly tied to the talented foreigners it attracts to study and work, and immigration policy should foster their risk-taking, an economist writes.
(3 months and 8 days ago)
Ever since this blog started about two years ago, I’ve been repeating over and over that what the economy needs is more deficit spending, not less. This is so because:
(20 days ago)
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