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Dec 9, 2019

Paul A. Volcker ’49, a formidable force in U.S. government who led the Federal Reserve to quell inflation in the late 1970s and early 80s, died on Dec. 8 in New York. He was 92.

Jan 31, 2019

Many blame idle millionaires for the rise in income inequality, but today’s top earners are actually the “working rich,” according to a new working paper co-authored by Princeton University.

Sep 26, 2018

Working-class citizens have been historically underrepresented in American politics.

In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the influence of money in politics — both in terms of who rises to elected office and how those elected govern — with political scientist Nicholas Carnes.

Mar 1, 2018

The recently passed tax bill included a sizable tax break for many American corporations, slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent. While the tax cuts have increased cash flow for businesses, they also raise questions about the power of corporations in Washington through lobbying, campaign finance and political mobilization.

Oct 23, 2017

Many argue the Great Recession could have been ameliorated through strategic policies, but the government ignored warning signs of coming economic distress. Instead, increased borrowing incited a financial and real estate boom, which resulted in a bubble that eventually burst.

Oct 3, 2017

President Donald Trump released a nine-page outline of a tax plan last week, which included proposed tax cuts for corporations and individuals...

Oct 2, 2017

According to data recently released by the Federal Reserve, the amount of outstanding debt that Americans hold — often in the form of credit card debt — hit a new high at $1.021 trillion in June 2017, topping the...

Apr 28, 2017

President Donald Trump announced an outline of his new tax plan this week, proposing sharp reductions in individual and business income tax rates and a new tax code that could significantly benefit the wealthy.

Apr 12, 2016

Harold James, professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, was selected as one of the two new historians at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Dec 17, 2015

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows on Dec. 16, beginning what many expect to be a period of further increases.