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Economy

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

The labor strikes in Britain are years in the making

Is the economy kind of good now?

FairTax, the GOP plan for a 30 percent national sales tax, explained

Fears of a white-collar recession are overblown

Inflation is cooling. Why are egg prices still so hard to crack?

Your credit card rewards might not be worth it

Job interviews are a nightmare — and only getting worse

Travel is almost back to pre-Covid levels. So are carbon dioxide emissions.

The ultrarich are getting cozy in America’s tax havens at everyone else’s expense

3 different paths the economy could take in 2023

Big Tech’s Big Flops of 2022

The money party is over

A practical guide to getting laid off

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

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

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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