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By Thomas B. Edsall Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality. There is an ongoing debate over what…View More Opinion | Is Education No Longer the ‘Great Equalizer’?
By David Brooks Opinion Columnist In 1982, the economist Mancur Olson set out to explain a paradox. West Germany and Japan endured widespread devastation during…View More Opinion | The American Renaissance Has Begun
The decline of corporate taxation in recent decades is generally blamed on pirate states like Luxembourg, Ireland and Bermuda, which offer an alluring combination of…View More Opinion | The Tax Pirates Are Us
Prices are rising for everything from airfares to used cars, and fresh data due on Thursday will give policymakers and investors another chance to assess…View More Inflation is jumping. What does that actually mean?
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By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Many reports about the Biden administration’s budget proposal, released Friday, convey the sense that it’s huge. President Biden, scream some…View More Opinion | The Radical Modesty of Biden’s Budget
For all the administration’s focus on transformational policies, it’s not forecasting an outburst of economic potential. By Neil Irwin President Biden’s budget proposal includes billions…View More One Thing Missing From the Biden Budget: Booming Growth
WASHINGTON — McDonald’s, Chipotle and Amazon are all raising pay as companies try to fill jobs faster than they can find workers. Airplane tickets and…View More Defying Critics, Biden and the Fed Insist the Economic Recovery Is on Track
When Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, meets with President Biden at the White House on Friday, many will watch with North Korea on their minds.…View More Opinion | Biden Is Caught In a Semiconductor Crisis. Does South Korea Have the Answer?
To understand why inflation is so worrying to so many people, you could look at price charts for lumber or used cars or New York…View More Is It Time to Panic About Inflation? Ask These 5 Questions First.
The central fact of the American economy in mid-2021 is that demand for all sorts of goods and services has surged. But supplies are coming…View More Inflation Is Here. What Now?