Latest from Matt O'Brien

The economy will soon be further behind its pre-crisis trend than it was at this point of the Great Depression.

  • Feb 22, 2019

Stock buybacks have hit a record $1.1 trillion the past year, but trying to limit them wouldn't help workers.

  • Feb 15, 2019

The estate tax usually isn't a double tax. It's often the only tax that the dynastically wealthy pay.

  • Feb 11, 2019

A recovery that's adding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month isn't one that's close to being done.

  • Feb 1, 2019

There's never been a country that should have been so rich that's so poor.

  • Feb 1, 2019

It's true that the government can always print money to pay for things. That doesn't mean it should.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Companies loved to say that they couldn't find enough skilled workers. It was never true.

  • Jan 14, 2019

China is unveiling a new round of stimulus to try to keep its economy on track.

  • Jan 9, 2019

The recovery shows no sign of slowing down, let alone slipping into recession — for now.

  • Jan 5, 2019

Employers appear to be doing whatever they can, whether it's forcing noncompete agreements onto workers or entering non-poaching agreements themselves, to try to maintain their bargaining power in the face of lower unemployment.

  • Jul 18, 2018
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