The troubled relationship between politicians and economists

Mar 27, 2018
An excerpt from Princeton economics professor Alan Blinder's new book, "Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Politics and Economics Collide."
The House of Representatives and Senate have about a dozen working days to hammer out 12 separate spending bills. Above, the U.S. Capitol.
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Study: Less-educated white people face alarming mortality increases

Mar 23, 2017
There's an alarming increase in suicides among less-educated Americans, the Brookings Institution reports.
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Wetzel's Pretzels' CEO says minimum wage increase boosts business

Feb 17, 2017
Bill Phelps was surprised — and pleased — by his own data.
When the minimum wage was raised in California, Wetzels Pretzels found its sales also increased.
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Donald Trump and the Steves

Aug 5, 2016
Donald Trump has chosen a slate of businessmen as his economic advisers.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his family acknowledge the crowd as balloons fall on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21. Trump announced his economic advisory team today.
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It's a good time to be an economist

Jan 13, 2016
Job listings for economists Ph.D.s increased significantly in the last year.

Why the jobs report only tells part of the story

May 8, 2015
There’s more economists want to know.

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati on where to make it big

Mar 20, 2015
Lizzie O'Leary talks to him about the common themes we found profiling six economies.

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Janet Yellen needs to work on her brand

Mar 10, 2015
Marketplace listeners are the 14 percent.

Economists might have a sense of humor after all

Dec 30, 2014
At a Boston conference, a panel plans to embrace "economics humor."

Meet Thomas Piketty's translator

May 15, 2014
The translator of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" is something of a star.