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News Analysis: It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

News Analysis: It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

A job fair in Atlanta in last year. While Republicans promote their tax plan as a way to encourage job growth and economic expansion, its constraints on state and local taxation could restrict
News Analysis: It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

News Analysis: It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

A job fair in Atlanta in last year. While Republicans promote their tax plan as a way to encourage job growth and economic expansion, its constraints on state and local taxation could restrict
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

A breakfast for junior economists at an annual economic meeting in Philadelphia last week.
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

A breakfast for junior economists at an annual economic meeting in Philadelphia last week.
Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

A breakfast for junior economists at an annual economic meeting in Philadelphia last week.
Economic Scene: Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?

Economic Scene: Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?

Wage stagnation and the depressed investment rates that are holding back long-term economic growth can be traced back to the same root cause powering the rise of America’s overpriced stocks.
Economic Scene: Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?

Economic Scene: Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?

Wage stagnation and the depressed investment rates that are holding back long-term economic growth can be traced back to the same root cause powering the rise of America’s overpriced stocks.
Are Wage Gains Picking Up? Stalling? Questionable Data Makes It Hard to Say

Are Wage Gains Picking Up? Stalling? Questionable Data Makes It Hard to Say

A Walmart fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pa. Conflicting data has clouded the effort to measure pay gains in a strong labor market.
Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Trade and Zombies

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Trade and Zombies

A 2011 Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Some zombie ideas — bad ideas that won’t die — are still embraced by Republicans, like trickle-down economics.
Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue

Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue

A shipment of soybeans at the Chinese port of Nantong. Many economists say the use of tariffs to address trade grievances with China will backfire on the United States, raising costs to its businesses
Meet the Pro-Trade, Pro-Immigration Economist Running for Congress. As a Republican. In Ohio.

Meet the Pro-Trade, Pro-Immigration Economist Running for Congress. As a Republican. In Ohio.

Tim Kane greeting a potential voter in Dublin, Ohio. Unlike President Trump, who has mined deep skepticism of immigration and free trade, Mr. Kane, a fellow Republican, is a vocal proponent of both.
Meet the Pro-Trade, Pro-Immigration Economist Running for Congress. As a Republican. In Ohio.

Meet the Pro-Trade, Pro-Immigration Economist Running for Congress. As a Republican. In Ohio.

Tim Kane greeting a potential voter in Dublin, Ohio. Unlike President Trump, who has mined deep skepticism of immigration and free trade, Mr. Kane, a fellow Republican, is a vocal proponent of both.
Economic Scene: The Profound Social Cost of American Exceptionalism

Economic Scene: The Profound Social Cost of American Exceptionalism

A homeless woman and her grandchild in Atlantic City, where more than a third of the population lives in poverty. The share of Americans in poverty is more than twice that in France, Iceland or the
Economic Scene: The Profound Social Cost of American Exceptionalism

Economic Scene: The Profound Social Cost of American Exceptionalism

A homeless woman and her grandchild in Atlantic City, where more than a third of the population lives in poverty. The share of Americans in poverty is more than twice that in France, Iceland or the
Two Words That Could Shape the Politics of the Trade War: Loss Aversion

Two Words That Could Shape the Politics of the Trade War: Loss Aversion

The BMW factory in Greer, S.C. The auto industry is one that stands to lose from a trade war.
What Is the Democratic Story?

What Is the Democratic Story?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaking Friday in Wichita, Kan., in support of a Democratic congressional candidate, James Thompson.
The Stone: The Metamorphosis of the Western Soul

The Stone: The Metamorphosis of the Western Soul

Visitors observing the shark tank at the New York Aquarium this month.