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Economy (page 2)

September 10, 2020 5:30 am

Worker-Focused Pandemic Relief Was a Success

But as Congress and the administration consider next steps, the fear of welfarism is colliding with sound policy and the principle of fairness.
Brent Orrell
September 4, 2020 5:07 am

“Opportunity Zones” Don’t Actually Work

If you were one of the die-hards who diligently sat through last week’s Republican convention, you heard a…
Stan Veuger
September 2, 2020 5:43 am

Europe’s Banks Are Not Ready for the Coronavirus Recession

Ten years after the international financial crisis, European banks seem dangerously unprepared for the depth of the coronavirus recession.
Desmond Lachman
August 20, 2020 5:25 am

The American Dream Is Not Dead

Populists on the right and the left have agreed that the economy is killing the middle class, but the data say otherwise.
Mona Charen
August 19, 2020 5:30 am

Paying the Bill for the Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

Congress used to finance additional unemployment benefits by raising federal unemployment taxes. Not anymore.
Matt Weidinger
August 13, 2020 5:26 am

Europe Needs a Hamiltonian Moment

The Eurozone’s decision to put monetary union before political union has left it vulnerable to the economic ravages of COVID-19.
Desmond Lachman and John Kearns
August 12, 2020 5:26 am

Did Trump Get Owned by China?

China is better off than it was four years ago.
Mona Charen
August 2, 2020 5:35 am

Erdogan’s Egregious Economic Experiment

The Turkish president is acting as if the laws of economics don’t apply to him.
Desmond Lachman and John Kearns
July 23, 2020 5:20 am

Will Spain Be the Next Country in Need of a Bailout?

Spain benefited from only a few years of economic health after finally recovering from the 2008 crash. Then came the coronavirus.
Desmond Lachman and John Kearns
July 16, 2020 5:39 am

Remember Brexit?

The U.K. and the EU could be headed for a crash just as their economies can least afford it.
Desmond Lachman