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Aug 01 2022
China’s factory activity dropped unexpectedly in July, according to new data—a sign that any economic rebound from the country’s disruptive covid lockdowns and its tumultuous real sector sector remains tenuous at best.
The official manufacturing purchasing manager’s index slipped to 49.0 in July from 50.2 in June, far below what analysts had predicted in a Reuters poll. The 50-pointQuartz
May 13 2015
Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor.
Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama's monetary and regulatory policies have stymied economic growth by allowing financial assets to grow substantially in value while wages have stagnated.HuffPost
Jul 28 2022
Economic reality cannot be denied—but can it be redefined?
That's what the Biden administration is about to find out, following the release on Thursday morning of a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) showing that the United States has endured back-to-back quarters of negative economic growth—a situation that meets the standard definition of a recession.
May 25 2021
Access to abortion is an essential piece of allowing women to be in control of their own health and reproductive decisions. In 2010, the Center for American Progress published a comprehensive report on the Hyde Amendment’s impact on women of color. “Separate and Unequal” made a contribution to the body of work around reproductive health, rights, and justice—contextualizing the intersection ofCenter For American Progress
Nov 07 2020
Despite years of verbal fireworks, charges of foreign election interference, and political warfare culminating in an impeachment trial, it's quite likely that the inconclusive outcome of the 2020 election comes down to the events of the last eight months. Pundits and political junkies may fret over Russia, immigration policy, personal temperament, and the like, but average voters say they careReason
Aug 03 2021
Women’s battle for equal rights under the law has progressed significantly in a number of countries, but many other nations still have much room for improvement to establish societies that uphold women’s equality and dignity.
So, what’s the solution to decreasing this gender gap worldwide? There’s considerable evidence that the best environment to promote equality is a free marketThe Daily Signal
Jul 24 2022
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged Sunday that the U.S. is experiencing an economic "slowdown" but downplayed the potential for a recession, arguing that the country is in a period of "transition" following rapid economic growth.
"The economy is slowing down," Yellen said on NBC News’ "Meet the Press," adding that a correction is "appropriate" for a healthy economy.
Jul 24 2022
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday said the U.S. economy is slowing but pointed to healthy hiring as proof that it is not yet in recession.
Yellen spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press” just before a slew of economic reports will be released this week that will shed light on an economy currently besieged by rampant inflation and threatened by higher interest rates. The data will coverAssociated Press Fact Check
May 02 2020
The massive rise in income inequality in the U.S. is directly related to campaign finance cases, such as Citizens United, being decided in favor of society's top earners, said a constitutional scholar in his recent book.
These cases have also led to the huge increase in household and government debt, which is artificially propping up the economy's demand curve and could have severeForbes
May 24 2018
Why society might be more stable if we had more poverty and less inequality. Researcher Keith Payne has found something surprising: When people flying coach are forced to walk past the pampered first-class flyers in the front of the plane, the likelihood of some sort of air rage incident rises sharply.Vox