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Trump's budget director claims Obama was 'manipulating' jobs data

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Mick Mulvaney told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that he has long thought the previous administration framed data to make the unemployment rate "look smaller than it actually was." "What ...

The Man Who Made Us See That Trade Isn't Always Free

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What's done is done. Photographer: ChinaFotoPress/Getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, and ...

Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump

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The 2016 presidential election will go down as the election that spawned a million takes. Much of this debate centered around whether the rise of Donald Trump was primarily due ...

Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

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In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy ...

Economics Needs to Tackle All of the Big Questions in the Social Sciences

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The Economist's Free Exchange column on January 14, 2017, reporting on the American Social Science Association meetings that month argues "To be relevant, economists need to take politics into account." ...

Debating American Complacency

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Nice work if you can get it. Photographer: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share U.S. EconomyTyler Cowen is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at ...


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President Trump is a big-city guy. He made his fortune in cities and keeps his family in a Manhattan tower. But when Trump talks about cities, he presents a fearsome ...

Escape to another world

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David Mullings was always a self-starter. Born in Jamaica, he moved to Florida to go to university, and founded his first company – a digital media firm that helped Caribbean ...

Why America needs more Teslas and fewer Ubers

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Tesla has a seemingly bottomless appetite for capital. The company raised $2 billion from bond investors in 2014, sold $738 million in stock in 2015, and sold $1.46 billion in ...

Why I Dissented

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On February 7, I published an essay, “Why I Voted to Hold Rates Steady,” which was a case study that explains the data I look at and framework I use ...

No easy answers: why left-wing economics is not the answer to right-wing populism

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On November 20, less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s upset win, Bernie Sanders strode onto a stage at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center to give the sold-out audience his thoughts ...