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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
November 2, 2017
Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy
The White House’s economic plans help the scheming and powerful swindle ordinary Americans.
October 20, 2017
The GOP Tax Plan Fails the Children
By not expanding the Child Tax Credit, Republicans have missed a chance to help every struggling American family.
September 21, 2017
The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy
Equifax’s blunder does more than any white paper to demonstrate the need for financial reform.
August 25, 2017
Don’t Just Protect Affirmative Action From Trump—Demand More
Racism’s economic effects are pernicious.
July 27, 2017
This Small Regulation Shows Us How the Economy Could Work for Everybody
We know how to control monopolies, and we’ve done it before.
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June 30, 2017
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Claims to Relieve Taxpayers—but It’s a Sleight of Hand
Privatization will cost all of us.
May 18, 2017
How the ‘Populist’ President is Creating an Aristocracy
Not quite what voters expected.
April 20, 2017
Trump’s ‘Extreme’ Budget Is Just Paul Ryan’s Old Bad Plan With a Comb-Over
Ryan avoided naming the popular programs that both politicians would cut.
March 8, 2017
The Truth About the GOP Health-Care Plan
Republicans have criticized it from the left, and they’re gutting it from the right.
February 10, 2017
Trump’s Obsession With Manufacturing Is About Politics, Not Jobs
Most of us work in the service sector, but you won't hear the president talk about that.