By Bryce Covert on November 15, 2013
Janet Yellen told Senators that the Federal Reserve can help create economic growth to combat inequality, but that austerity is working against it.
By Jeff Spross on November 14, 2013
Further evidence that quantitative easing, which conservatives regularly condemn, is \holding up the economy.
By Bryce Covert on November 13, 2013
There is little evidence that sequestration is working as it devastates the economy and many Americans' lives.
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By Jeff Spross on November 13, 2013
Eighty-one percent of research universities told a new survey the budget cuts are reducing grants, delaying research, and cutting off staff and students.
By Bryce Covert on November 7, 2013
Sequestration's cuts will get even worse next year for low-income families who need help paying rent.
By Bryce Covert on November 6, 2013
Safety net programs like Social Security, food stamps, and unemployment insurance reduced the poverty rate in 2012.
By Bryce Covert on November 4, 2013
Investment in long-term priorities like infrastructure, research, and education has fallen thanks to austerity.
By Bobby Kogan on November 1, 2013
Sequestration's cuts to Native American health and education break promises the country has made.
By Igor Volsky on October 31, 2013
The deficit fell below $1 trillion for the first time in five years.
By Bryce Covert on October 29, 2013
While the unemployment rate for white workers peaked at 9.1 percent, it's still above 11 percent for Native Americans.