Have we reached the end of economic growth?

A recent paper by Northwestern's Robert Gordon argues, essentially, that technological progress and economic growth is over. We've exploited all the good technologies in recent years, and there's not much more on the horizon. But is Gordon being too pessimistic? A look at his paper and some of the more forceful critiques.

CBO: If nothing changes, we’re in for another recession

Usually the release of Congressional Budget Office economic and budget projections is as dull as that phrase makes it sound. But not these economic and budget projections, released today by the CBO.

By Dylan Matthews August 22, 2012

College graduates’ non-recession

It's common knowledge by now that the recession has hit college graduates and non-graduates differently, but the size of the gap is dramatic.

By Dylan Matthews August 16, 2012