March 26, 2012 First, we published a few minimalist economics posters that we cooked up ourselves. Then, we published posters that readers sent in. Now, we bring you posters by actual economists.
June 30, 2011 With the interest rates the Federal Reserve can influence at or near zero, the central bank has run out of monetary policy tricks. So Congress is now really running macroeconomic policy, says economist Justin Wolfers. That's bad, he says, since lawmakers lack the knowledge and political independence to do this, he says. Which is why they're wrong about to take austerity measures now.