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.
An Oxford professor talks about the costs and benefits of digital freelance work.
Social-service organizations are reporting a drop in enrollments in food stamps and other programs.
A Kafkaesque fiscal deal cut years ago is set to gut the White House’s spending proposal.
Expansions don’t die of old age, economists say. But President Trump still seems likely to face a contraction.
The Nobel laureate Angus Deaton discusses extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking.
Just as income inequality has become a fixture in many Americans’ understanding of the country, so too must accelerating regional divides.