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The Obama administration is out this morning with a new report listing all the horrors associated with a fight over the debt ceiling.

Long-term unemployment is a much more serious problem than short-term unemployment, and it's more prevalent to boot.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 27, 2013
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A new Pew survey estimates that there were 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States in 2012—up from previous years.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 23, 2013
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Wages for the typical U.S. worker didn't go up at all in the 2000s, and compensation only grew slightly.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 21, 2013
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Private schools are boosting financial aid, all right. But the lower classes aren't seeing much of the benefit.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 20, 2013
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Yes, public colleges and universities are charging more than ever. But the increases are concentrated on the most affluent students.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 20, 2013
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The U.S. and Japan are tied for lowest minimum wage as a share of the median.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 19, 2013
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A look at how America's demographics have changed over the last century—and will keep changing for decades to come.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 13, 2013
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Jeff Bezos's campaign donations place him smack dab in the middle of the political spectrum.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 8, 2013
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This year, the tax code is reducing the poverty rate by 0.7 points. That's a lot.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 6, 2013
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R&D investment grew in all but one quarter between 1980 and 2001. That stopped, and we don't really know why.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 31, 2013
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Janet Yellen only visited the White House once. Larry Summers has visited 15 times since leaving office.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 30, 2013
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But Obama's right that median incomes aren't growing fast enough, and those with less education are getting left out.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 25, 2013
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Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 4, 2013
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The Fed has consistently projected faster growth than actually happened.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 19, 2013
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A stay-the-course report, but with some interesting details.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 7, 2013
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Only 38.4 percent of the financial reform bill's rules have been finalized. That number should be above 70.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 6, 2013
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Surprise! When the rich get richer, taxes go lower

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 28, 2013
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Don't believe the optimists. Everything is terrible.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 24, 2013
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We probably won't have a major budget showdown until September at the earliest.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 8, 2013
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