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The Case For Earmarks
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The Case For Earmarks

Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.

The Case For Earmarks

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The Recession Predictor
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The Recession Predictor

There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.

The Recession Predictor

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Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.
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Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

Dogecoin, a bitcoin spinoff created as a joke, is now worth $1.4 billion. The coin's creator tells us how the joke became real — and explains why he has mixed feelings about the whole thing.

Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

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The War On Coal
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The War On Coal

President Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had a plan to prop up the coal industry. This week, a federal commission—led by a Trump appointee—rejected it.

The War On Coal

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Why Quitting Is Awesome

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Why Quitting Is Awesome

The state of the American job market, as revealed by jobs numbers released this morning.

Why Quitting Is Awesome

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What To Do About Inequality
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What To Do About Inequality

A lot of popular plans for boosting middle-class wages don't work as well as as they used to. Here are a few ideas that might work now.

What To Do About Inequality

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Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report
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Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report

Here are three illuminating but largely overlooked numbers from today's jobs report.

Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report

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Just Another Manic January
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Just Another Manic January

It's going to be a huge month for economic policy.

Just Another Manic January

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Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran
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Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran

Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran. Part of the reason: the price of eggs just went through the roof.

Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran

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The Next Debt Crunch
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The Next Debt Crunch

The U.S. economy is doing great. Here's something to worry about.

The Next Debt Crunch

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