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Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, covering economic policy.
Management

What Iowa Can Tell Us About Full Employment

Want to know where the economy is headed? Look at Des Moines.

Management

Why America's Teachers Haven't Been Getting Raises

It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.

Management

The Most Expensive Weather Year Ever

Economists are tallying the damage from the fires and the hurricanes, and finding their true costs immeasurable.

Finance

The U.S. Isn’t Prepared for the Next Recession

When it comes—and it will, eventually—it’ll be worse than necessary.

Health & Human Services

Are States Really More Efficient Than the Federal Government?

Political scientists and economists don't think so, but many Republicans—who want to turn national programs over to local control—do.

Health & Human Services

Should the Government Guarantee Everyone a Job?

An old idea for preventing poverty and fighting recessions is gaining traction once again.