Co-winner of the 2018 economics Nobel Prize, Paul Romer shows how new discoveries create a virtuous cycle of growth.
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The country still needs to reform its labor market, deal with an aging population and press for gender equality.
Excessive market concentration lets companies take a bigger slice of the pie at the expense of workers.
There are plenty of theories, but no definitive answers.
Elizabeth Warren wants to make companies also consider workers, customers and local communities.
When nothing works, it's time to go try something bold and unconventional.
A new book explores how the country can be a bigger player on the world stage.
Aside from China, the U.S. president is aiming his fire in the wrong direction.
The nation has avoided a recession for a quarter-century. Few countries can make the same claim.
Cheap technology will sweep away lots of jobs. That's an argument for a better safety net.