After Oregon lotteried Medicaid spots, the newly insured and the still uninsured worked about the same.
A new paper claims countries with fixed exchange rates weathered the financial crisis just as well as others. Europe disagrees.
Republicans' anti-tax absolutism will kill a deal again
*Well, except for the bailouts and debt restructuring part. Instead, the U.S. should issue banana republic bonds to stay under the debt ceiling.
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson still thinks bluster can substitute for facts.
Queen Victoria presided over a five-continent empire. That's nothing compared to the influence Janet Yellen will have if she's confirmed as Fed chair.
The GOP is once again the party of ideas. Crazy ideas.
Markets aren't completly rational because humans aren't close to completely rational
Markets don't think the shutdown will get hostage-taking out of the Republicans' system
A shutdown isn't as bad as a debt default. But what is?
Old GOP economic theory: Uncertainty is holding back the recovery. New GOP economic theory: We will destroy the economy with uncertainty if we don't get our way.
If we don't raise the debt limit, we know we would get mega-austerity and maybe a new financial crisis. But just how bad could it get?
And its essential lessons about money and the economy today
The real legacy of the Lehman collapse wasn't an economic meltdown. (That would have happened anyway.) It was three years of wrong information about the economy.
Nevada, Michigan, and Rhode Island still have deep holes to dig out of
Houston and Dallas won the recovery, but New York is still in a class unto itself
The Fed isn't taking its foot off the pedal yet, because of rising rates and Republican obstruction
When the facts change, Janet Yellen changes her mind.
She's not a hawk or a dove. She changes her mind when the facts change.