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  1. just asking questions
    Is the Fed’s Cure for Inflation Worse Than the Disease?Economic analyst Ryan Sweet on the tricky balance Jerome Powell is trying to strike and how Europe’s woes could spread to America.
  2. student debt
    How Does Student-Debt Relief Affect Inflation?A debate is raging about how much $20,000 in debt amnesty could stoke inflation while the White House tries to keep the economy from imploding.
  3. the money game
    Are We in a Recession or a Vibecession?Some of the numbers are good, but the feelings are bad.
  4. 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.
  5. the economy
    Apple to Slow Hiring in Latest Economic WarningAs tech behemoths warn of retrenchment, Goldman Sachs predicted that the job market will slow “sharply.”
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. the economy
    Thanks, Putin: Gas Prices Hit Another RecordRussia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to make a bad problem worse.
  10. the city politic
    Is New York Ready for Recession?The economic warning lights are flashing red.
  11. the money game
    Buy Now. Pay (and Pay, and Pay, and Pay) Later.The bill for the finance hack of the pandemic is coming due — for all of us.
  12. intelligencer chats
    America’s Economic Outlook Gets GloomierInflation is barely easing, making the Fed’s already tough job even more difficult.
  13. 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.
  14. the money game
    Are the Sanctions Against Russia Working or Not?Russia has been able to defend against the West’s efforts to derail its economy, but longer term damage still looms.
  15. the money game
    Good Luck Buying That HouseThe costs of homes and mortgages are defying gravity.
  16. inflation
    The Fed Can’t Save UsThere is little reason to believe that the central bank can significantly curb inflation without engineering a recession.
  17. the intelligencer profile
    The Cult of Adam ToozeHow the impeccably credentialed, improbably charming economic historian supplanted the dirtbag left.
  18. the economy
    Modern Capitalism Is Weirder Than You ThinkThree asset managers now collectively own a big chunk of nearly every corporation. As a result, capitalism no longer works as advertised.
  19. the economy
    How Much Financial Damage Could Russia Do to the U.S.?The Kremlin has limited capability to respond to an “economic war.”
  20. inflation
    Maybe Inflation Will Stay This High ForeverPrices are spiking — and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is only going to make things worse.
  21. the economy
    Gas Is Really, Really Expensive Right NowAt least by American standards.
  22. the economy
    The West’s Sanctions on Russia Are Working Too WellCould economic warfare against Vladimir Putin backfire?
  23. the economy
    Brace Yourself: The Economy Is About to Get BumpierIs a recession the only way to stop inflation?
  24. the economy
    Real Modern Monetary Theory Has Never Been TriedSince the dawn of the pandemic, MMT has been neither vindicated nor discredited.
  25. the economy
    5 Reasons Voters Underrate the Biden EconomyBy most objective measures, today’s economy isn’t bad. So why do Americans say the president is messing it up?
  26. the federal reserve
    Fed to Markets: The Prices Are Too Damn HighJerome Powell told markets what they expected to hear Wednesday, albeit in a slightly more hawkish tone than some anticipated.
  27. the stock market
    3 Reasons Why Stocks Have Been PlummetingIt’s been a historically bad start to the year for markets.
  28. the economy
    Everyone Has a Job and Nobody’s HappyWhy full employment doesn’t mean what it used to.
  29. the economy
    Who’s Afraid of Price Controls?We need new tools for combating inflation.
  30. the money game
    Here’s What You Can Blame for Everything Being So ExpensiveAt 6.8 percent, inflation is running higher than it has in 40 years. These three factors go a long way to explaining why.
  31. supply chains
    6 Signs That the Supply-Chain Crisis Is (Slowly) EndingAnd a couple reasons to worry that it won’t end anytime soon.
  32. inflation
    What Biden Should — and Shouldn’t — Do to Combat InflationThere’s no need to raise interest rates or cut spending. But there are a few things Biden can do to lower prices.
  33. just asking questions
    An Obama Economic Adviser on Biden’s Big Inflation Problem“I’ve long thought Washington was doing too little, but it has now overcorrected and done too much,” says Harvard’s Jason Furman.
  34. the economy
    Is Bitcoin Killing Gold?Goldbugs were screaming about inflation for years. It turns out being right didn’t mean getting rich.
  35. inflation
    Two Big Myths About Why Energy Prices Are RisingWhy Joe Biden and climate hawks are not responsible for soaring fossil-fuel costs.
  36. the economy
    It’s Official: The Era of Cheap Everything Is OverThe inflation rate has tripled since last year, putting gas, food, and stocks further out of reach.
  37. the economy
    The Delta Variant Pumped the Brakes on the EconomyNew data show that surging cases and supply-chain issues slowed growth over the past three months.
  38. the economy
    Bidenomics Is WorkingEven though voters think otherwise.
  39. encounter
    Lina Khan Isn’t Worried About Going Too FarThe FTC’s very young new boss thinks corporations such as Facebook are abusing their power. To fight them, she’s consolidating some clout of her own.
  40. the economy
    Behold the Insane Traffic Jam at the Port of Los AngelesThe supply-chain crisis, up close.
  41. the money game
    What Can the U.S. Learn from China’s Crackdown on Crypto?“It’s telling that the world’s most robust economy says, ‘Big tech is a danger and we need prevent what has happened in America from happening here.’”
  42. the money game
    Why Trouble at a Chinese Real-Estate Company Led to a U.S. Stock Market PlungeWall Street seems to be wrapping its head around just how fast things are changing in Xi’s China. Evergrande’s woes are emblematic of those changes.
  43. explainer
    Why Pandemic Unemployment Benefits (Probably) Won’t Be ExtendedDelta is extending the pandemic, but Congress isn’t extending UI. Here’s what the expiration of enhanced benefits means for workers and the economy.
  44. the economy
    America’s Inflation Debate Is Fundamentally ConfusedTo raise real wages and lower Americans’ cost of living, we need to inject more demand into the economy, not less, economist J.W. Mason argues.
  45. the economy
    Delta Be Damned, the U.S. Economy Keeps Chugging AlongFriday’s jobs report was one for the books, but COVID still looms.
  46. the economy
    How the New Child Tax Credit Is Already Changing Lives“There’s very few good news stories, and this is one.”
  47. the federal reserve
    Inflation Surged in June. The Fed Should Do Nothing About It.Pandemic-induced bottlenecks are proving more potent than expected. But raising interest rates won’t fix the problem.
  48. antitrust
    Biden Unveils Bid to Reform Economy Through Executive PowerBiden’s new executive order would remake America’s labor, agriculture, and tech markets — if independent agencies fully implement it.
  49. the economy
    A World of High Wages and Cheap Burrito Bowls Is PossibleWhy better pay for some doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive goods for others.
  50. intelligencer chats
    Why It’s So Hard to Hire Restaurant Workers Right NowFor one thing, the pandemic allowed servers, cooks, and others to reevaluate their place in a precarious industry.
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