Big data is disrupting nearly every aspect of modern life. Artificial intelligence, which involves machines learning, analyzing and acting upon enormous sets of data, is transforming industries and eliminating certain jobs. But that data can also be used to appeal…
By Catherine Rampell
Trump’s economic promises helped him carry Ohio in 2016. But as voters in this critical swing state state turn their attention to the 2020 election, many say they’re increasingly frustrated with Trump’s record on economic issues.
By Daniel Bush
Can an ex-wife file for a Social Security benefit based on a former husband’s earnings record, even if he stated that she has no rights to his retirement benefits? "Such benefits have no impact on his own Social Security entitlements,"…
By Philip Moeller
Yang's plan is a direct echo of the Townsend Plan, the brainchild of another political novice who also believed that the solution to economic disruption and automation almost a century ago was to guarantee an income.
By Edwin Amenta, The Conversation
By Gretchen Frazee
Esther Duflo is the second woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics in the award’s 50-year history. She's also the only woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in the sciences this year.
By Katheryn Russ, Econofact
The tariffs that are already in place and the threat of a renewed escalation present enormous costs to Americans.
By Philip Moeller
The new Plan Finder tool, which has some improvements, could cause confusion for Medicare beneficiaries making their annual enrollment selections, columnist Philip Moeller writes.
By Ivan Manokha, The Conversation
The data on which algorithms “learn” to judge candidates contains a whole range of different kinds of biases, prejudices, inequalities and discrimination.
A national strike by the United Auto Workers is now in its 18th day. The walkout of 46,000 employees affects more than 50 General Motors sites, and although the two sides continue to talk and are said to be making…
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