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Economic Policy

  1. Study: Minimum Wage Hikes Are Working As HopedNew research finds that minimum wage increases in six U.S. cities led to higher worker pay — without any negative impact on jobs.
  2. Yanis Varoufakis Has Some Ideas About How to Save the FutureGreece’s former finance minister talks about capitalism, his own failures, and how liberal democracies should emulate China.
  3. Trump’s Trade Adviser Says No Ally Exemptions From New TariffsPeter Navarro also expects the tariffs to be put in place within a week, meaning the trade war may actually happen.
  4. How Wealthy People Use the Government to Enrich ThemselvesA conversation with Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles, authors of The Captured Economy.
  5. Trumpcare Proves That the GOP Would Rather Increase Inequality Than Create JobsEnding the Medicaid expansion will eliminate an estimated 1.2 million jobs. But the “greatest jobs president God ever created” doesn’t seem to care.
  6. Gary Cohn Has Profited From Big Mistakes. So Why Not Go Work for Trump?Watching a risky career move unfold in real time.
  7. Barack Obama Makes the Malcontent’s Case for the Center LeftIn an op-ed, Obama grapples with the economic problems that fuel populist discontent, but argues that the center left offers the best hope for change.
  8. Clinton’s Economic Policies Are Popular. Maybe She Should Campaign on That.The Democratic nominee has spent the past month praising Reagan and Paul Ryan, instead of tying Trump to his party’s unpopular supply-side agenda.
  9. On Economic Policy, Donald Trump Appeals to the Center — of the GOP Donor ClassIn his big speech, the right-wing “populist” called for abolishing the estate tax and cutting regulations on Wall Street.