Economic Policy Institute

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Twin Cities still a top 10 metro for new college grads, study says

    According to the listings site, the best place for a recent college graduate in search of a decent paycheck and an affordable place to live isn't one of the much-buzzed about cities for bright young things, like Austin or San Francisco.Per the website's numbers crunching, top cities actuall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Twin Cities has far and away the largest black-white unemployment gap, says new study

    Last year, 17.7 percent of blacks living in the Twin Cities were unemployed. That's significantly down from 21 percent in 2010, but still high enough to earn our metro a dubious distinction -- the unemployment gap between blacks and whites in the Twin Cities is higher than any other major metro in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Minnesota job loss: Made in China

    Tim and Mary Pawlenty, happily signing away all your jobs.​First we learned Minnesota is taking all the jobs in America. Now we know that China is taking all of Minnesota's jobs. So, A minus B, minus China, times infinity... soon China will have every single job in America.Well, maybe it's not tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Twin Cities worst in U.S. for racial unemployment disparities

    Photo: daquellamaneraIn the Twin Cities, this means you, especially if you are black.​If you're black in the Twin Cities you're more than three times as likely to be unemployed as your white neighbors. That's the worst disparity in the nation, according to a new study by the Economic Policy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008
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    September 28, 2006

    Compare and contrast

    One of the "most e-mailed" stories in today's New York Times is an examination of the tension parents and nannies must navigate over the provenance and nutritional sanctity of the little loveys' breakfast bowls and snack packs. How precious.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Chicken Little Amok on the Business Pages

    How many decades has it been since statistics showing that men comprise a majority of anything has been news? And since when does holding 43 percent of a category of jobs make anybody endangered? Forty-three percent is almost half. Is it even statistically relevant?

  • News

    August 16, 2006

    Assume the Crash Position

    With a new bill, Northwest puts Wall Street in first class and throws its retiring workers in steerage

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Cruelest Cut

    If the U.S. Senate tomorrow approves a controversial measure that would both increase the minimum wage and lower estate taxes for the very wealthy, servers in Minnesota restaurants can kiss goodbye some $4 an hour in wages.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2006

    7/6 Morning Communiqué

    African American families's median income decreases, a government banking program is creating headaches for customers and financial institutions, Ken Lay's blog, the 11 secrets all husbands keep, the Trekker dating service, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    6/23: Morning Communique

    American CEOs make 262 times the pay of an average worker, condoms protect women from HPV infections, the last few years have been the hottest in the last 400, the 10 people who really don't matter, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2005
  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Everything You Know About Taxes is Wrong

    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Take This Job and Love It

    Sure, jobs are slowly coming back to Minnesota. And the pay is lousy.

  • News

    October 20, 1999

    Reading, Writing, and Revenue

    The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.

  • News

    March 11, 1998

    Dark Horse

    If he runs for president next year, there's little chance Sen. Paul Wellstone will win. But he just might nudge the Democrats slightly to the left.