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Five reasons why the long-term jobless don’t matter to the economy

A $15 minimum wage is a terrible idea

Want to stick it to corporations and help the poor? Tax the corporations and give the money to the poor.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 22, 2013

Alan Krueger on how the music industry explains inequality

What the winner-take-all nature and randomness of the music industry tell us about the 21st century economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 12, 2013

Why Democrats and Republicans will never agree on health care

The health-care theories of Republicans and Democrats have become perfectly contradictory.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 27, 2013

Four things to know about Obama’s minimum wage increase

It's a big increase in most states, and the current minimum is below historical levels. But Obama's plan might increase unemployment, and there are cheaper options.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 13, 2013

The U.S. economy in one chart

It's the private sector vs. government

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 30, 2013