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Vox’s coverage of the economy. Analysis of inflation, the housing market, economic booms, recessions, and everything in between.

We forgot to fix unemployment insurance yet again

The economy just doesn’t make sense anymore

Here’s what employers are cutting instead of your job

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The guy who got the midterms right explains what the media got wrong

How economists know whether inflation is getting better

Basically everything on Amazon has become an ad

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The state of the economy on Election Day, explained in 6 numbers

What Congress could actually do about inflation

The messy true story of the last time we beat inflation

How to start saving and investing money — even amid economic uncertainty

Rich crypto executives really want voters to care about crypto. Good luck with that.

What aren’t we doing to fix inflation?

Where do restaurant “service fees” really go?

How to make sense of the positive GDP report

Is the cure for inflation worse than the disease?

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Beto O’Rourke can’t win without suburban women. They don’t seem sold.

Why fighting inflation will disproportionately hurt Black workers

Why Liz Truss was UK prime minister for only six weeks

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Skanda Amarnath is figuring out how to fight inflation while keeping people employed

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Economics is more than just theory for Seema Jayachandran — it’s a way to help people

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Development programs don’t always work. Rachel Glennerster figures out how and why.

Oops, we forgot to fix the supply chain

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Why Cheri Beasley might be Democrats’ most underrated Senate candidate

OPEC was always going to mess with oil prices. Was Biden’s team naive?

Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter again, spam bots and all

You know what your wedding doesn’t need? Doughnut walls.

Tech billionaires lost $315 billion in 2022 and it genuinely doesn’t matter

 The mysterious ad slump of 2022

The child care crisis just keeps getting worse 

“The party is over”: How Meta and Google are using recession fears to clean house

Mandatory overtime is garbage

Rising rent prices are keeping inflation high

Work sucks when you’re the only one left

What if we’re fighting inflation all wrong?

The housing market slowdown, explained in 7 charts

Will student loan forgiveness make inflation worse?

Fight climate change. End fossilflation. Here’s how.

Is a payment plan for that new jacket a good idea?

Inflation is finally slowing down. Will things get cheaper?

Would the Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation?