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  1. early and often
    3 Economic Risks That Could Decide the 2024 RaceBiden’s reelection may hinge on the trajectory of oil prices.
  2. the money game
    Inflation Makes a ComebackLast week, the economy seemed all but certain to be on the mend. Now, not so much.
  3. the money game
    Jerome Powell Might Have Avoided a Recession. How Is a Mystery.“He helped steer us towards this nirvana of the soft landing.” Just don’t ask any questions.
  4. early and often
    Will the Republican Economic Message Die If Inflation Ends?If the economy does make a soft landing, you can expect the GOP to go hog wild on crime, the border, drugs, and selected cultural wedge issues.
  5. early and often
    Biden’s Unpopularity Is More Mysterious Than It LooksThe economy is doing well. So why do so many people hate it?
  6. the economy
    The ‘Greedflation’ Debate Is Deeply ConfusedThe left should promote progressive solutions to inflation rather than championing dubious explanations for its cause.
  7. the economy
    Larry Summers Was Wrong About InflationThe economist predicted that the Fed would need to push unemployment above 5 percent to contain price growth. Whoops.
  8. the money game
    The Best News Yet About InflationIt’s the best month for the economy since March 2021. How long can the good times keep going?
  9. the money game
    Enjoy Your Last Days of Not Paying Student LoansIt’s been more than three years since they were due. A lot has changed.
  10. the money game
    5 Things to Know About the Best Inflation Report in a Long TimeThe good news and the bad news from front lines of the war against high prices.
  11. the fed
    Jerome Powell Will Not Be StoppedIt’s been a year since the Federal Reserve started hiking interest rates, and there’s no reason for it to turn back now.
  12. the economy
    The Fed Can Stop Choking the Economy NowThe statistical and moral case for easing up on the interest-rate hikes.
  13. the economy
    Why There (Probably) Won’t Be a Recession This YearA conversation with macroeconomic analyst Jon Turek.
  14. early and often
    Kathy Hochul Just Picked the Toughest Fight in PoliticsAffordable housing means shattering the suburban consensus.
  15. the money game
    At Last, Some Good News on InflationPrices are finally starting to come down after a grueling year and a half where everyone felt broke.
  16. the money game
    Go Get a New Job Now, Before It’s Too LateEmployees still have the upper hand in the labor market — but these are the last days of the Great Resignation.
  17. the money game
    Is Wall Street Finally Listening to Jerome Powell?The Federal Reserve Chair has struggled to get his message across, but now it appears he’s made himself clear
  18. early and often
    Tim Ryan Thinks Polls Are Wrong, Republicans Are Wrong, and Democrats Are WrongA Democrat pursues the elusive white working-class Trump voter.
  19. early and often
    The Media Did Not Trick Voters Into Disliking InflationIt is possible for a voter to worry more about rising prices than creeping authoritarianism without ever watching CNN.
  20. the money game
    Jerome Powell Might Finally Have (a Little) Mercy on UsThe Federal Reserve may ease up on its world-crashing interest rate hiking regime, but it’s too early to claim victory over inflation.
  21. 2022 midterms
    Voters Won’t Like Republican Anti-Inflation MeasuresGoverning parties everywhere are in trouble thanks to inflation. But the policies Republicans offer to fight inflation are very unpopular.
  22. the money game
    Nothing Is Working Against InflationThe price of just about everything keeps on going up, and there’s no end in sight.
  23. the money game
    Mohamed El-Erian on the Looming Recession — and What He’s Doing With His Money“I don’t know how to convey it, but we came very close to a financial accident in the U.K,” says the markets guru.
  24. just asking questions
    How There Will Be Blood Explains the Crumbling Global EconomyThink inflation is bad here? Brent Johnson predicted the global financial crisis we’re in, and he thinks it’s going to get much worse.
  25. the money game
    Monday Was Just Another Horrible Day for MarketsThere are so many things going wrong that it’s hard to keep track.
  26. the money game
    How Rising Rents Crashed the Stock MarketTuesday’s decline in stocks was the largest in more than two years. A steep rise in housing inflation was a big reason.
  27. the money game
    Inflation Is Slowing, But More Pain Is ComingThe Federal Reserve is trying to show that it has the wherewithal to right the economy without blowing it up.
  28. the money game
    Pretty Soon You’ll Be Able to Afford Things AgainJuly’s inflation rate saw an unexpectedly large drop, driven by the price of gas. This could be the beginning of the end of the era of high prices.
  29. the economy
    So Are We in a Recession, or What?This economy is a bundle of contradictions, but today’s actions from the Federal Reserve mean a recession is unlikely.
  30. life after roe
    For Democrats, It’s Now Culture War or NothingDemocrats have an opportunity and responsibility to fight for abortion and other rights at a time when they just aren’t trusted on the economy.
  31. the city politic
    New York Can and Should Kill the Broker FeeNew York could defeat the real-estate lobby and join the rest of America.
  32. just asking questions
    ‘A Dangerous Level of Groupthink’Larry Summers on America’s inflation problem, the Federal Reserve’s late response, and the likelihood of a recession.
  33. economy
    Inflation Reaches Another Multi-Decade HighPrices spiked again in June. There is reason for hope, but much higher borrowing rates and a possible recession could loom on the other side.
  34. the money game
    Low Unemployment Won’t Save This EconomyThe labor market is still running hot, even after the Federal Reserve has been trying its hardest to slow things down.
  35. the money game
    It Could Be Years Before America’s Inflation Problem Is Under ControlThe Federal Reserve just raised rates by the most in 28 years, but its power to tame spiraling prices is limited.
  36. the money game
    The Case for Economic Optimism Is OverThis inflation problem is bad. Real, real bad.
  37. foreign interests
    Russia’s War in Ukraine Is Also a War on the Global Food SystemThe blockade of grain exports is exacerbating already high food prices and raising the risk of famine and instability across the world.
  38. the inside game
    Could Biden’s Post-Midterm Pivot Start at Treasury?Janet Yellen has become a face of the inflation problem. Business-friendly Gina Raimondo is rumored as a potential successor.
  39. the money game
    Money-Losing Season Is HereIt’s been a dismal year for everything from 401(k)s to cash savings to crypto. Expect more pain.
  40. the national interest
    Is the Democratic Party Giving Up Already?Defeatism and passivity settle over Washington.
  41. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Has Done a Terrible Job Fighting InflationThe pivotal senator would rather complain about prices than do anything about them.
  42. intelligencer chats
    America’s Economic Outlook Gets GloomierInflation is barely easing, making the Fed’s already tough job even more difficult.
  43. the national interest
    Biden Can Fight Inflation by Repealing Trump’s Tariffs. Why Hasn’t He?An easy response to the administration’s biggest problem is sitting in plain sight.
  44. the money game
    Jason Furman Saw Inflation Coming. Does He See Recession Too?The economist and former Obama adviser shares his thoughts on skyrocketing inflation, what the Fed needs to do, and what might happen next.
  45. the money game
    The Fed Just Raised the Odds of a RecessionInflation pushed the economy into a corner, but Wall Street might just come out as a winner.
  46. tish james
    Letitia James Is Going After Gas-Price GougersThe state attorney general is probing oil-industry practices, as companies like Exxon rake in big bucks while consumers pay more.
  47. the money game
    Most Americans Don’t Remember the Last Time Inflation Was This BadNew data shows that prices haven’t risen to this extent since 1981. But there is one significant bright spot.
  48. the money game
    Warning: Recession AheadThe Fed made the economy weird, and now no one knows exactly when it’s going to crash.
  49. inflation
    The Fed Can’t Save UsThere is little reason to believe that the central bank can significantly curb inflation without engineering a recession.
  50. politics
    Americans Ditch COVID Anxiety, Shift to Inflation WorriesThe issue landscape heading into the 2022 midterms is not looking good for Democrats.
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