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Last week, the Senate Budget Committee passed a bipartisan set of budget reforms out of committee. While they include some important steps forward, such as effectively eliminating the...

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This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here to take you through...

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Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it’s going to dismantle health care as we know it and it...

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This July MIB celebrated its 5-year anniversary; the 300th episode should role out sometimes next month. One of the questions I seem to be getting all the time is this:...

Market Talk – November 21, 2019

ASIA: China dismissed ‘external’ rumors about the progression of the US-China trade deal, a Chinese ministry spokesperson has said. Reuters reported that the well anticipated “phase 1” of the...

Analyses claiming that taxes on millionaires and billionaires will slow economic growth are fundamentally...

In recent weeks, a number of policy analyses of progressive economic policies—a surtax on high-incomes, a wealth tax, and Social Security expansion—have claimed these policies would damage economic...
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