The Idiocy of SequestrationA trillion dollars in spending cuts nobody wants are coming, and they won’t even fix our real deficit problem.
How Democrats Will Win the Budget DebateThe GOP has been demanding a Senate budget, but with Patty Murray in charge, they won’t like what they’re going to get.
The Great Herbalife War of 2013Dueling hedge funds battle over whether the nutritional supplement company is a pyramid scheme.
Keynes, Biden, and Dr. Evil on the $1 Trillion CoinSlate readers’ best ideas for whose face should go on the platinum economy-saver.
Economists Use Shoddy DataAll too often, economists’ and policymakers’ theories are based on terrible statistics.
The Permanent Budget CrisisThe looming debt-ceiling showdown will extend the fiscal crisis for months—or more.
It’s Crazy To Pay $200 for Your Next iPhone. You Should Pay $600!T-Mobile wants to make you to pay full price for your phone, and you should thank them for it.
Save the $1 Bill!A new GAO study says we could save billions by replacing dollar bills with coins. Don’t believe it.
Against the Grand BargainA long-term deficit deal is impossible, and the quest for one is hurting the country.
The Case of the Vanishing Policy MemoAn influential conservative group released a copyright reform memo that was so smart it had to immediately disavow it.
Don’t Repay the National DebtIt’s time to revive a British financial innovation from the 18th century: perpetual bonds.
Obama’s Triumph of Low ExpectationsWhat the president can and can’t do to boost growth in his second term.
What if Congress Doesn’t Raise the Debt Ceiling?If the government doesn’t pay its bills on time, a 7 percent drop in GDP will be just the start of our problems.
The Tim Geithner EraHe was of one of the most important Treasury secretaries of all time—for good and bad.
Design the New $1 Trillion Coin!Who should be on the front? Reagan? MLK? Harry Truman giving the thumbs-up?
Why I Miss Pork-Barrel PoliticsThe fiscal cliff fiasco is a reminder that there are worse things than earmarks and pork.
CPI UnchainedThe sneaky plan to cut Social Security and raise taxes by changing how inflation is calculated.
Will Fast Food Turn Healthy Next Year?A little-noticed Obamacare provision is spurring chains to develop healthier menus, and perhaps change eating habits.
Nordic Sibling RivalryHow Norwegian oil wealth and Swedish migrant work have reversed the centuries-old Scandinavian power dynamic.
Don’t Raise the Medicare Eligibility AgeKicking people off Medicare would cost patients about twice as much as it would save the government.
The Bogus Alarmism About “Currency Manipulation”Politicians need to stop panicking that China’s doing it.
Keep Tipping Your ServersOwners of Applebees, Denny’s, and Papa John’s are whining about Obamacare. Don’t take them seriously.