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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
May 23, 2018
There Is Power in a Union
A new study overturns economic orthodoxy and shows that unions reduce inequality.
April 27, 2018
Actually, Guns Do Kill People
The research is now clear: Right-to-carry laws increase the rate of violent crime.
March 29, 2018
No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough
Public-school teachers around the country have been asked to do more with less.
March 16, 2018
This Supreme Court Case Could Make Corporate Giants Even More Powerful
A decision in
Ohio v. American Express
could undermine our ability to curtail monopoly power.
February 8, 2018
Work Requirements Failed Once, and They’ll Fail Again
Requiring Medicaid recipients to find employment is a cruel solution to a nonexistent problem.
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January 12, 2018
3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code
The GOP tax bill creates a vast and easy game for accountants to play.
December 1, 2017
Long Sacrosanct, the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Comes Under Scrutiny
But Republicans want to funnel savings to the rich—not renters, who could use the help.
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.