Economy

Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Economy
January 18, 2011 — The American economy has undergone a radical transformation over the last 40 years: reduced barriers to competition, a weakening of organized labor, and a retreat from attempts at...view
Interviews | Craig Gurian | Economy, Markets, Politics
December 21, 2010 — Updated with parts 4 and 5 of the interview. Jacob Hacker is co-author of the recently published “Winner-Take-All Politics.” Remapping Debate sat down with him to discuss how and...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Banking, Economy, Monetary Policy
December 14, 2010 — Few institutions in the country today are less loved than the Federal Reserve. At a time when disillusionment with Washington and Wall Street is rife, the Fed — which is quite...view
Story Repair | Mike Alberti | Deregulation, Economy, NYC, Taxes
December 14, 2010 — In a speech to business leaders at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Dec. 8, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed that his policies had “laid the foundation” for what he...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Economy, Taxes
December 9, 2010 — President Obama’s recent agreement with the GOP leadership to extend all the Bush tax cuts included a series of other provisions. Among them: a 13-month extension of...view
Book Reviews | Steve Weinberg | Economy
December 7, 2010 — For 40 years, I have worked as a journalist and trained thousands of other journalists from my former perches as a University of Missouri Journalism School professor and as...view
Story Repair | Diana Jean Schemo | Banking, Economy, Housing, Wall Street Journal
From the Editor: In this feature, we select a story that appeared in a major news outlet and take it in for repairs. The stories we choose are not necessarily “fatally” flawed; on the contrary, in...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Economy, Monetary Policy, Unemployment
October 12, 2010 — On the evening of Sept. 27, 1960, after a day of barnstorming up and down Ohio’s industrial Lake Erie waterfront, John F. Kennedy arrived at the Municipal Auditorium in Canton....view
Original Reporting | Diana Jean Schemo | Economy, Pensions
October 12, 2010 — Over the last two decades, pension cutbacks have left relatively few private sector workers with defined benefit pensions plans. Now, with health and pension funds for state and...view
| Kevin C. Brown | Economy, Education
  July 13, 2010 — This week on History for the Future, I interviewed Heather Steffen on the structure of the labor force at American universities.  We discussed the increasing use of the casual...view

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