7:46 a.m. Today7:46 a.m. Dec. 2, 2021
- By Daron Acemoglu
Global supply chains may be efficient, but they also risk boosting inflation and inequality We know about the inflationary cost of broken supply chains, but we must also see how outsourcing helps businesses overpower both workers and the common good.
5:01 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021
- By Gordon Brown
The world must plan now if we hope to prevent another pandemic as deadly and destructive as COVID-19We need the financing, the organization and the binding commitments to ensure universal and equitable health care.
7:42 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021
- By Kerry Hannon
How to close the racial wealth divideBuilding generational wealth is crucial
8:49 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021
- By Veronika Dolar
Why it matters to you that Jerome Powell will serve another term as chair of the Federal ReservePowell has a big influence on the prices you pay, your job, your retirement, your mortgage, the stock market, climate change and much more.
12:40 p.m. Nov. 26, 2021
America’s Retirement System Is Broken. How to Fix It.
Economist and retirement expert Teresa Ghilarducci has a plan that would bolt on to the Social Security system, enabling more people to have a healthy and secure retirement.
12:00 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021
What This Thanksgiving Says About The Recovery
As you enjoy your turkeys and stuffing, watch closely for these signs of change, writes Christopher Smart, chief global strategist of the Barings Investment Institute.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Lael Brainard Is Biden's Pick for the Fed's Second-In-Command. What That Means.
Lael Brainard is the third woman to hold the job as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, which raises her profile to be tapped for even more prominent positions in the future.
2:55 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
China’s Transition Is Risky. How to Navigate the Changes.
As China emphasizes broader prosperity over rapid growth, the impact will be felt worldwide. Our international roundtable highlights the dangers and opportunities—and 13 investment picks.
11:48 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Do AI-powered lending algorithms silently discriminate? This initiative aims to find outThis week, we’re digging into the findings of a report working through these issues publicly --- a rarity.
5:55 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
- By Alex Schwartz
Why building more homes can't solve the housing affordability problem for the millions who need it mostMany people don't have enough income to afford even the cheapest new housing.
5:06 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
- By Celine-Marie Pascale
They aren't poor exactly, but tens of millions of hardworking Americans struggle to pay the billsOfficial poverty guidelines severely understate how many people are in the struggling class.
5:03 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
- By Tanja Hester
Ethical investing is much easier than you think: 4 ways to fund your retirement and minimize harm to humanityYour bank, your investments, and where you live can make a difference
4:21 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
How the Fed Could Blow the Inflation Response—and What's at Stake
2022 is shaping up to be all about inflation and how central banks respond to it. Two ways the Fed could err.
5:50 a.m. Nov. 14, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
The way local governments raise their money needs to changeThe tax structures in most municipalities are out of date, unfair and unable to keep up with the long-term needs of the communities they serve. Here's how the Government Finance Officers Association proposes to change that.
10:33 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
- By Cullen Roche
You think the U.S. will get hyperinflation? There's a better chance that interest rates will go to zeroPowerful forces in the economy push down inflation. Government stimulus temporarily disrupts that long-term trend.
1:36 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Rivian IPO, General Electric, and Thanksgiving Dinner Prices: Barron’s Daily
Thanksgiving staples are already running low, paid leave and immigration at risk in spending bill, General Electric is splitting into 3 companies by 2024, and other news to start your day.
5:03 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021
- By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Why Fed Chair Jerome Powell must goThe leader of the Federal Reserve should be more worried about jobs, inequality and the destabilizing effects of climate change and monopolization
9:39 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021
Commentary: American Stagnation Is a Myth
There’s an idea that only the wealthy have prospered in America. The only problem: It’s not true, Edward Yardeni writes.
6:11 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
Paid leave is out, universal pre-K is in. What women — especially women of color — have at stake in the pandemic recovery‘It's easy to take the people out of the policy.’
6:35 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021
House Releases Draft of Social Spending Bill. Paid Leave and SALT Are Back In.
The provisions had been removed in an earlier framework of the Democrats' $1.75 trillion spending bill.
6:30 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
‘Trying to strangle local governments’: What happens when states and their cities become adversaries?Is state-level tax activism starving local communities of services they need, including public safety?
11:16 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
Pfizer CEO Says Poor Countries Need to Order Covid Vaccines Earlier
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says low- and middle-income countries risk being left out yet again if they delay ordering Covid-19 vaccines.
12:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
Amherst Is Dropping Legacy Admissions. Why Other Universities Aren't.
Legacy preferences arise in large part from two sources: money and information, write three economics professors who've studied the issue.
8:39 a.m. Nov. 1, 2021
Community College Won't Be Free. It's Still Essential to the Economy.
Democrats have dropped free community college from their reconciliation package. Here's what education expert Stanley Litow wants to see instead.
3:36 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021
- By Cullen Roche
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey warns that hyperinflation is coming. That's not going to happen — peak inflation has already passed us byThe low supply and high demand of goods are causing prices to rise. But fiscal headwinds will reduce demand at the same time supply-chain problems are sorted out.
1:00 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021
- By Peter Morici
Virginia may show the way forward for RepublicansYoungkin provides a positive conservative platform to contrast with Democratic overreach.
4:49 a.m. Oct. 25, 2021
MMT Isn’t Going Anywhere. What Investors Need to Know.
Given worsening inequality, financial crises, and lack of public confidence in traditional economic thought, modern monetary policy is likely not a passing trend, writes Stephen Dover.
12:01 a.m. Oct. 24, 2021
Then and Now: Will Today’s Roaring ’20s Meet a Similar Fate?
The Great Crash that began on Oct. 24, 1929, demolished every investing strategy that didn’t include stuffing cash into mattresses. Are we on a similar trajectory now?
9:29 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021
- By Mohamed A. El-Erian
The Fed needs to catch up quick before inflation gets awayInflationary forces are not transitory, and policy makers on Capitol Hill and at the central bank must do everything they can to rein in inflation and boost supply.
8:08 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
How the 'S' in ESG can and should help low-wage workers: NYU's Stern reportAs ESG funds evolve, a new report says investors need to pay more attention to the 'social' impact of their decisions — especially on low-wage workers.
4:18 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021
Deal on Biden's $2 trillion plan edges closer; Harris is `confident'A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress' top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it.
2:55 p.m. Oct. 21, 2021
Democrats scramble to rework Biden's $2 trillion spending planThe White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for a scaled-back package.
1:52 p.m. Oct. 20, 2021
Here’s Why People Might Hate Billionaires, but Still Love Bezos and Musk
Despite how popular it might be to harp about income inequality, people are actually pretty tolerant of ultra-wealthy individuals.
1:40 a.m. Oct. 20, 2021
Why Facebook May Be Changing Its Name
Netflix sees growth accelerating on back of ‘Squid Game,’ more big companies tell employees to get vaccinated, FDA approval of Moderna, J&J, and mix-and-match boosters could come this week, and other news to start your day.
12:00 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021
Even Scaled Back, Biden's Tax Reforms Would Reshape Business
Corporate taxes accounted for just 1% of U.S. GDP in 2019, lower than almost every other major economy, writes Amy Hanauer of the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy.
11:15 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021
China's Big Tech Still Faces Challenges. Where to Look in Asia Instead.
Investors may want to pick through the rubble to find companies tied to trends like China's aging population. Think insurance companies and brokers.
12:00 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021
Healthcare Costs Are Eating Workers' Wage Gains. How to Fix It.
Healthcare premiums increased by 55% over the last decade, while average wages only rose by 30%. Transparency will help, writes Cynthia A. Fisher.
12:00 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021
What's Behind the Tax Deal of the Century
A deal to create a global corporate minimum tax rate of 15% may finally end some of the worst tax outrages, writes Chye-Ching Huang.
2:31 p.m. Oct. 11, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
How South Dakota became a haven for both billionaires and full-time RV-ersSouth Dakota looms large in the 'Pandora Papers' investigation into how wealthy people hide their money, thanks to favorable trust and tax laws.
5:48 a.m. Oct. 9, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Wall Street gets ready for the Federal Reserve to pull trigger on tapering, despite 'unusual situation' in U.S. economyThe labor market recovery may be slowing, but the Federal Reserve probably will --- and should --- taper 'excessive liquidity-accommodation in the very near future,' says BlackRock's Rick Rieder, CIO of global-fixed income at the investment giant.