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22 апреля 2014, 15:00

Economix Meets the Gales of Change

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Economix is coming to an end, but it will be succeeded by The Upshot, a new politics, policy and economics site.

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18 апреля 2014, 15:00

Mortgage Reform Is Worth the Small Extra Cost to Borrowers

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The higher cost for borrowers in a Senate bill reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac corresponds to the protection for taxpayers that was missing in the old system, writes an economist.

18 апреля 2014, 03:19

In Europe, Auto Sales Are Still Low, But They Are Rising

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New car sales are up by more than 10 percent in Ireland, Greece, Spain and Portugal, which signals stronger economic growth there, even if sales are still far below 2007 levels.

17 апреля 2014, 08:01

The End of Our Financial Illusions

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Much progress has been made on overseeing the largest banks, but a good deal more must be done to toughen standards and end government subsidies, an economist writes.

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16 апреля 2014, 21:44

Stealth Taxes Are Still Income Taxes

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The Affordable Care Act imposes economic burdens that are the equivalent of taxes, an economist writes.

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15 апреля 2014, 22:46

On Tax Day: What’s Fair?

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If the rich are getting richer, and the middle class incomes are stagnating, it seems fair that the rich pay more in taxes, writes an economist.

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15 апреля 2014, 19:39

How Working Women Help the Economy

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The shift of women into the workplace is one of the less heralded drivers of economic expansion. If American women didn't work, the economy would be about 11 percent smaller.

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14 апреля 2014, 08:01

Opportunity for All and Social Innovation: Obama’s Policy Agenda

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The federal government is trying to involve private investors in programs that seek to solve societal problems, an economist and a White House official write.

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12 апреля 2014, 02:44

Help for the Big Guys

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In 2011, there were 117 tax returns that showed both total income of at least $5 million as well as unemployment insurance income.

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11 апреля 2014, 23:03

The Great Moderation Is Back

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The Great Moderation -- that period of relatively steady growth -- is still with us, but it's a little more nuanced, says Jason Furman, head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers.

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11 апреля 2014, 08:01

Congress and the Belief That Human Life Is Priceless

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Whatever they may say publicly about how human life is priceless, members of Congress regularly make decisions that set values on it, an economist writes.

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10 апреля 2014, 08:01

Heroes of Banking Reform

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Progress is being made by advocates of stricter bank regulation, an economist writes.