Economic Policy

Sep
13
Yes, They Are “A Bunch Of Partisan Hacks”

Yes, They Are “A Bunch Of Partisan Hacks”

Amy Barrett defends her fellow right-wing justices and says they must be “hyper vigilant” about biases - just after she helped a fossil fuel giant that employed her dad.
Jul
16
Biden Stimulus Is Financing GOP’s Tax Cuts For The Rich

Biden Stimulus Is Financing GOP’s Tax Cuts For The Rich

Republicans are taking advantage of the White House’s refusal to invoke a law designed to make sure stimulus money isn’t used for tax breaks.
Jul
12
Biden Boosted A Pipeline, Now His Aide Could Reap A Windfall

Biden Boosted A Pipeline, Now His Aide Could Reap A Windfall

Regulators sound alarm as Biden’s adviser owns a big stake in a company whose pipeline was backed by the administration. Now she’ll qualify for a special tax break.
Jun
16
The Lottery Society

The Lottery Society

The college-for-vaccine sweepstakes is like a plot point in a dystopian sci-fi satire — only it’s real.
Jun
15
The Policy That Might Have Rescued America And Stopped Trump

The Policy That Might Have Rescued America And Stopped Trump

New data suggests a much-promised but abandoned initiative could have limited the foreclosure crisis and averted the Trump presidency.
Jun
03
Big Pharma May Finally Lose This One

Big Pharma May Finally Lose This One

Decades after Bernie Sanders first ran bus trips to Canada, President Biden has a bipartisan opportunity to end drugmakers’ scam locking Americans out of lower-priced medicine.
Jun
01
No, Obama Wasn’t Mad About Bailing Out His Wall Street Donors

No, Obama Wasn’t Mad About Bailing Out His Wall Street Donors

The former president is now trying to pretend he was a finance industry critic, even though he was Wall Street’s biggest cheerleader and enabler.
May
25
America’s Nuclear Spending Spree

America’s Nuclear Spending Spree

Defense industry CEOs were paid $100 million last year — now CBO says the U.S. is on track to spend $600 billion on nuclear weapons.
May
24
How America Became A Tax Haven For The Rich

How America Became A Tax Haven For The Rich

Corporations are now audited at roughly half the rate as low-income EITC recipients.