It fell thanks to government policies, not the expansion of the economy, researchers found.
Political scientists and economists don't think so, but many Republicans—who want to turn national programs over to local control—do.
When the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center analyzed the proposal, it found that the vast majority of benefits would go to corporations and the top 1 percent of earners.
The plan the president has started promoting seems to optimize for congressional wiggle room.
One of the fastest-growing occupations has meager pay and benefits—a problem that might become more urgent as the population continues to age.
The president is getting along just fine with big business.
Several prominent executives have resigned their positions on the president's manufacturing council and issued statements decrying racism.
The gains President Trump is touting have been almost a decade in the making.
The intellectual meme for a garbage economy
How much is Wisconsin paying for a Taiwanese manufacturer's jobs?
Without insurance, millions of Americans will find themselves in dire financial straits as they struggle to pay for medical services.
Trump's widely anticipated steel tariffs are likely to end up hurting the heartland.
A controversial new study raises questions about the optimal floor for pay.
In a new book, a Brookings scholar argues that the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.
“This is one of the most important questions facing monetary policy.”
Maine attached work requirements and time limits to its safety net, intensifying poverty in the state.
One of Washington’s most conservative legislators on an age of polarization, inequality, and fragmentation
An old idea for preventing poverty and fighting recessions is gaining traction once again.
An investigation into a term that seems to perfectly capture the indignities and absurdities of the modern economy
Silicon Valley’s new member of Congress has some big ideas for combatting wage stagnation.