Economy

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Tax Reform Will Not Happen

The status quo serves the interests of politicians too well.

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Our Workless Future

Automation will replace human labor, and the transition could get ugly.

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Do Businesses Pay a Price for Racial Discrimination?

A new study suggests they do.

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Family Policy, Trump-Style

It’s hard to detect a consistent philosophy behind his plan.

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When Young Men Don’t Work

Immigrants replace them in the labor force; leisure replaces work in their lives.

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Our Online Sales-Tax Loophole

A new proposal to close it is promising.

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Trump’s Child Care Plan

There are certainly problems with the ways we tax families, but this is a questionable way of addressing them.

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Seismic political shifts could spell doom for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Revolt Against Wall Street

The arrogance of the financial sector helped stoke our populist moment.

Clinton’s Bad Trade

Manufacturing won’t find a friend in Hillary.

The Safety Net vs. Marriage

Marriage penalties are a clear fairness issue and may have bad practical consequences.

A Reason for Optimism

Americans across the economic spectrum are consuming more than they used to.

188.6 Million Hours of EPA Paperwork

And that’s a minuscule portion of the regulatory state.

Why Trump Challenges Free Trade

The Donald is willing to question policies that privilege shareholders and consumers over average workers.

Uber’s Allies

Conservatives should celebrate the company, but also ask some hard questions.

Social Security: Gut or Expand It?

Both left and right fail to offer a realistic way forward.