Britain had a big boom, a big bust, and big austerity. But now its GDP is finally back to where it was in 2008.
Everybody can support an expanded EITC, prison sentencing reform, and occupational licensing reform.
Good news: long-term unemployment is falling fast, and it’s not because people are giving up.
The Fed chair won’t be investing in Yo anytime soon.
It’s not a conspiracy that some prices are increasing more than average. It’s just math.
The latest Republican plan would make the Fed explain why it’s not following the Taylor rule
No, inflation isn’t “really” 10 percent.
There’s little evidence that a stronger recovery will bring back discouraged workers.
Even excluding college students, there’s been a big increase in young people living at home
“Leaning against the wind” might cause more problems than it solves
Globalization is making Hollywood turn away from comedies and even more towards blockbusters.
The recovery looks like it might finally be picking up speed after it added 288,000 jobs in June.
Will Americans finally start returning to the labor force?
The economy’s potential output has fallen, in large part, because of too little stimulus.
Even though GDP fell 2.9 percent, employment and hours worked increased.
The Harvard professor thinks we shouldn’t worry about inherited wealth, because it will eventually trickle down.
The bigger the gap between the poor and the middle class, the more likely low-income kids are to drop out
Three takeaways from the Fed’s decision to cut its bond-buying -- and from the chair’s comments at her news conference.
Five years later, Europe’s private debt has barely come down.
A new report describes where the next housing bubble could be happening.
Matt O'Brien is a reporter for Wonkblog covering economic affairs. He was previously a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. You can find him on Twitter at @ObsoleteDogma.