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The debate over inflation has taken a bizarre twist in the last couple of weeks.
The debate over inflation has taken a bizarre twist in the last couple of weeks.
This post contains corrections to three minimum wage articles published in January 2020, July 2020, and August 2020.
This post contains corrections to three minimum wage articles published in January 2020, July 2020, and August 2020.
With bad news on oil prices, and a new wave of COVID-19 shutdowns in China, the inflation hawks are getting really excited.
With bad news on oil prices, and a new wave of COVID-19 shutdowns in China, the inflation hawks are getting really excited.
The jump in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) we saw in February was bad news. The overall CPI rose by 0.8 percent for the month,
The jump in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) we saw in February was bad news. The overall CPI rose by 0.8 percent for the month,
Unless the NYT's reporters have mind reading capabilities,
Unless the NYT's reporters have mind reading capabilities,
The decision of the New York Metropolitan Opera to not host Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko,
The decision of the New York Metropolitan Opera to not host Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko,
Unless the Washington Post's reporters are mind readers, they have no idea what Republicans are actually concerned about.
Unless the Washington Post's reporters are mind readers, they have no idea what Republicans are actually concerned about.
I can't say how people form their views of the economy, but it is simply not true that the level of unemployment and the state of the labor market only affects a small minority of the population.
I can't say how people form their views of the economy, but it is simply not true that the level of unemployment and the state of the labor market only affects a small minority of the population.
Does anyone at the NYT think we ever had a year where employment grew by 20 percent? That's scary, if true.
Does anyone at the NYT think we ever had a year where employment grew by 20 percent? That's scary, if true.
With many stores now empty, as a result of the pandemic-induced shift to online shopping, and many offices sitting vacant as people work remotely, we have lots of wasted space across the country.
With many stores now empty, as a result of the pandemic-induced shift to online shopping, and many offices sitting vacant as people work remotely, we have lots of wasted space across the country.

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