Neil Irwin, Axios

Neil Irwin

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  • The New York Times
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Recent articles by Neil:

Social Security and Medicare finances bolstered by growing economy

The programs still face diminishing trust funds in the years ahead, however → Read More

U.S. adds 428K jobs as boom continues

Tiny cracks are showing, suggesting the jobs boom could fade. → Read More

Get ready for a nasty inflation report

New CPI data is likely to show highest inflation in decades, but the details matter more → Read More

Worker shortage thwarts Biden’s “millions” of jobs pledge

Biden's campaign pledge to create "millions" of jobs has hit a challenge. → Read More

Everyone's giving the Fed a green light for rate hikes

Wherever the central bank looks, it sees green lights to tighten → Read More

The virtues of slow and steady economic growth

The experience of the last year shows that there are hazards in an expansion that moves too fast. → Read More

Double-digit inflation is now quite plausible

The range of possibilities for what the economy has widened considerably in just a few short days. → Read More

Economist Susan Collins becomes first Black woman to lead a Fed bank

The economist and academic administrator adds to diversity at the central bank. → Read More

January jobs growth surged despite Omicron

The latest jobs report shows how the economy started the year. → Read More

Job growth could turn negative for first time under Biden due to Omicron

Vast numbers of Americans missed work this month due to the Omicron variant. → Read More

The worker shortage is unleashing a potential long-term hiring crisis for companies

It's no longer enough to have a great product. → Read More

The Economy Looks Solid. But These Are the Big Risks Ahead.

One concern is that political leaders will mismanage things in the world’s largest and second-largest economies. → Read More

How Car Rentals Explain the 2021 Economy

Prices have fallen recently but not to previous levels. The industry reflects the American economy’s long, strange trip. → Read More

Should Biden Reappoint Jerome Powell? It Depends on His Theory of Change.

Lael Brainard is more aligned with the president, so picking her may please Democrats. Powell may have a more bipartisan seal of approval. → Read More

Some Say Low Interest Rates Cause Inequality. What if It’s the Reverse?

With an increasing share of the world’s wealth in the hands of its top earners, a savings glut is pushing asset prices up and interest rates down. → Read More

Some Say Low Interest Rates Cause Inequality. What if It’s the Reverse?

With an increasing share of the world’s wealth in the hands of its top earners, a savings glut is pushing asset prices up and interest rates down. → Read More

How Should the Fed Deal With Climate Change?

When the economy hits hard times, survey data shows, people are less likely to worry about the environment. → Read More

Biden and the Fed Wanted a Hot Economy. There’s Risk of Getting Burned.

So far, in a real-world test of a new approach to economic policy, prices have been rising faster than wages. → Read More

How the Biden Administration Wants to Reframe the Inflation Debate

The costs of many essentials have risen faster than incomes for decades. The White House argues its initiatives could ease the pressure. → Read More

This Is a Terrible Time for Savers

In an upside-down world of financial markets, expected returns after inflation are at record lows. → Read More