Economics in the News

The New York Times

Euro Zone Deficit Hits Target for First Time Since 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2014
While the data was a bright spot, the euro zone’s total debt rose to 92.6 percent of gross domestic product — well above the 60 percent target.

Back Story: How We Found the Income Data
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
For 15 years, an economics writer sought a data set that compared incomes across countries.

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
After three decades of slow growth, middle-class incomes in the U.S. appear to trail those of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.

The Diminishing American Edge
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The slipping economic advantages of the American middle class.

An Odd Hostility in the Americas
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Brazil and the United States should be natural allies. They are not.