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Economy

July 22, 2021 5:30 am

The Odd Political Fight Over Medicaid Expansion in the Last 12 Holdout States

The parties jockey for position on how to add voters to Medicaid rolls—and claim credit for doing so.
Daniel McGraw
July 21, 2021 5:30 am

A ‘Nation of Renters’? Let’s Hope Not.

A major shift away from homeownership would transform our politics and our economy for the worse.
John Gustavsson
July 15, 2021 5:30 am

What’s Missing from Biden’s Antitrust Executive Order

“Rather than competing for consumers,” big companies “are consuming their competitors.”
Brian Karem
June 22, 2021 8:34 am

The Legend of the Restaurant Workers Too Lazy to Work

The notion that the food-services industry can’t find workers because they like being on the dole is a gross simplification of complicated economic trends.
Jim Swift
June 21, 2021 5:30 am

There Are No Simple Answers for Our Labor Market Problems

Little precedent for—and lots of confusion about—the employment situation.
Brent Orrell
May 27, 2021 5:30 am

The Labor Market Needs the ‘Soft’ Skills Older Workers Have

You’re getting older. But you’re also getting better.
Brent Orrell
May 25, 2021 5:30 am

It’s Time to Be Worried About Inflation

Biden’s budget plan is almost guaranteed to overheat the economy.
Desmond Lachman
May 25, 2021 5:30 am

Deadly Texas Freeze Cools Interest in Deregulating Energy

Other states were considering copying Texas’s laissez-faire attitude on electricity—but it hasn’t really saved money and now has cost lives.
Paul Alexander
May 22, 2021 5:00 pm

The Curious Case of a Toys ‘R’ Us Killer

Vornado’s twisting corporate history tracks long-term trends in retailing and manufacturing.
Addison Del Mastro
May 21, 2021 5:15 am

What Happens When the Music Stops?

Economic booms don’t last forever. Will this boom end like 1998 or 2008?
R. Marshall Brandt