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Economy (page 4)

June 22, 2021 8:34 am

The Legend of the Restaurant Workers Too Lazy to Work

The notion that the food-services industry can’t find workers because they like being on the dole is a gross simplification…
Jim Swift
June 21, 2021 5:30 am

There Are No Simple Answers for Our Labor Market Problems

Little precedent for—and lots of confusion about—the employment situation.
Brent Orrell
May 27, 2021 5:30 am

The Labor Market Needs the ‘Soft’ Skills Older Workers Have

You’re getting older. But you’re also getting better.
Brent Orrell
May 25, 2021 5:30 am

It’s Time to Be Worried About Inflation

Biden’s budget plan is almost guaranteed to overheat the economy.
Desmond Lachman
May 25, 2021 5:30 am

Deadly Texas Freeze Cools Interest in Deregulating Energy

Other states were considering copying Texas’s laissez-faire attitude on electricity—but it hasn’t really saved money and now has cost lives.
Paul Alexander
May 22, 2021 5:00 pm

The Curious Case of a Toys ‘R’ Us Killer

Vornado’s twisting corporate history tracks long-term trends in retailing and manufacturing.
Addison Del Mastro
May 21, 2021 5:15 am

What Happens When the Music Stops?

Economic booms don’t last forever. Will this boom end like 1998 or 2008?
R. Marshall Brandt
May 19, 2021 5:30 am

100 Years After Its Creation, the Federal Budget Process Needs Updating

The law creating the modern budget process was enacted in 1921. In 2021, it’s badly in need of reform.
James C. Capretta
May 6, 2021 5:30 am

Could Biden’s Spending Cost Democrats in the Midterms?

An overstimulated economy could crash right before the 2022 elections.
Desmond Lachman
May 3, 2021 5:30 am

The Return of Earmarks

Long synonymous with pork-barrel spending, earmarks were eliminated a decade ago. Here’s why they’re coming back.
James C. Capretta