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Mark Thoma

The U.S. Is Number One In A Bad Area

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

It's not always great to be number one. Out of all OECD countries, the U.S. had the highest share of employees toiling away at low-wage work in 20...

Alleged Child Killer Was Accused Earlier Of Stalking Teen Girl

Posted 01.10.2012 | Crime

Two experienced Indiana public defenders have been named to represent the man accused of murdering and dismembering 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon just a f...

Dan Froomkin

Mark Thoma, Economist Who Pushed For Jobs Bills, Gives Up | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mark Thoma, an economics professor at the University of Oregon who has long urged Congress to take aggressive steps to reduce unemployment, announced ...

Regulation vs. Structural Change

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Kwak

I think that on health care Obama and the administration probably did the best they could. But on financial reform, they could have gotten more done.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Reported Picks For Federal Reserve Praised By Economists | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists are cheering the Obama administration's rumored picks for the Federal Reserve, noting that the two economists and the bank regulator report...

Bernanke to Housing Market: Please Don't Drop Dead

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Uncle Sam has to ease out of banking, autos and all the programs authorized under the Obama stimulus bill without either starving the recovery or feeding inflation.

The Middle Estate

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The estate tax is not about confiscating wealth for redistribution, but about encouraging spending during a wealthy individual's lifetime and limiting the intergenerational transfer of wealth.

Sam Stein

Geithner Bank Plan Faces New Wave Of Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks after being introduced, Timothy Geithner's bank rescue plan is facing a new round of withering criticism from economists who say the proposa...