Before the government taxes people and/or sends them money, inequality in Sweden is as high as it is in the U.S. Then everything changes.
The consensus is that a one week shutdown will cost us about 0.1 to 0.2 points of growth this quarter. That's not a lot, but it's not nothing either.
The continuing resolution the Senate passed is $217 billion smaller than Obama wanted.
Strom Thurmond, Alfonse D'Amato and Wayne Morse all held the Senate floor for longer — in Thurmond case, for over 24 hours.
You've got to admit, it's getting better. It's getting better, all the time.
The typical family of four made $66,000 last year. The share making six figures is strikingly small.
Guess who lost the recession? The 99 percent. Guess who won the recovery? The very rich.
We spent $270 billion on housing aid last year. Most of that went to rich people.
R&D investment grew in all but one quarter between 1980 and 2001. That stopped, and we don't really know why.
Spending, inventory, and other investment are helping. The government is hurting.
Sure, millionaires pay the most. But even the poorest Americans would have to pay higher cigarette taxes.
Support for same-sex marriage in the Senate has grown exponentially.
Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.
The 2014 Ryan budget is here. Here's what it changes.
The Senate is set to increase the debt ceiling today. How does the latest bump compare to the last few?
Last quarter's GDP report has been been called "the best-looking contraction in US GDP you’ll ever see." Here's the exact picture it paints.
A look back at the past few weeks' offers and counteroffers.
The various plans floating around the fiscal cliff vary widely in which income groups they'd hit. Here's how they differ, in one chart.
The top 0.1 percent see incomes that are 8.6 percent higher without paying for the rate cuts, and 4.4 percent higher if they're fully financed. Meanwhile, the bottom 95 percent of taxpayers see incomes fall by 1.1 percent if the rate cuts are paid for by cutting tax breaks.
By post-World War II standards, tax rates for people making $250,000 a year are pretty darn low, and will remain low even if Obama's plan passes.