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Where Do the Long Term Jobless Go? Not Into Jobs. (See: My Dad)

Posted by: Mark Gimein on January 10

On the surface, the best news in last week's generally positive employment data was the big fall in the number of "discouraged workers"--folks who want work but have stopped looking...

The Great Compression: How War And Taxes Made Us All Middle Class, And Why That's Changed

Posted by: Mark Gimein on December 14

Last week, my colleague Dan Beucke wrote about the latest work of economists Thomas Picketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Stefanie Stantcheva, who presented a case for top tax rates as...*: The OWS Digital Land Grab

Posted by: Suzanne Woolley on November 18

While Occupy[fill-in-the-blank]ers are being rousted from camps in the U.S. and abroad, there's a digital land grab underway. has sold 5,200 domain names with "occupy" in them from September...

Groupon, Beware: Of 25 Hot IPOs, 20 Tanked Later

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 04

Update: Pop! Groupon opens at $28, 40% above the $20 offering price. That would put it at #17 on the chart, tied with TAL and Yandex. Groupon increased the...

On Google, OWS Beats The Tea Party

Posted by: Mark Gimein on October 28

It's well known that Google knows a whole lot about us, but less known that they're pretty good about letting us know what they know. Bloomberg News reporter Esmé...

The Misery Of The 98th Percentile

Posted by: Mark Gimein on October 26

The Congressional Budget Office released its report on trends in household income Tuesday afternoon, concluding that (drumroll) since 1979 income has risen much faster at the top than lower down...

Ms. Rand, Meet Singapore. Mr. Hayek, Meet Norway.

Posted by: Mark Gimein on October 24

Is rising inequality the price of rapid economic growth? Advocates of deregulation often argue that the increasing concentration of wealth is driven by greater rewards going to innovators and...


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