Stories about Economy

Where’s the money for health care and saving the planet? Well, we clearly have it

OPINION: The necessary response to the COVID outbreak shows how foolish politicians have been to say there's no money for the things the US -- and the world -- so desperately need.

Foreign Correspondent: US beats the drums of war in Iran

Leaders in Washington and Tehran say they don’t want a full-scale war, but they are playing a dangerous game.

Who’s going to pay for the stimulus bill?

Young people are -- because Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos aren't.

Everyone has to sacrifice in these tough times — except the 1 percent

Why is nobody in the political world talking about the need for the billionaires to pay their fair share in this massive crisis?

Arts workers struggling after performances are cancelled and venues closed

Tough times for musicians, DJs, performers, and artists as bars and events are shut down.

Arts Forecast: Should you even go out?

Large gatherings have been banned, small gatherings are advised against—what are art-lovers (and arts workers) to do?

Screen Grabs: A major director quietly remakes the Western

Plus: New films about the horrible toll of the gig economy, gay love in Guatemala, the future of genetic technology, more.

Stopping evictions and price-gouging in the coronavirus crisis

Plus: the need for an arts, worker, and small-business bailout—and the mayor will get asked about corruption. That's The Agenda for March 9-15.

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

The New York Times (along with many others) completely misses the reality of the housing market in this city.

Foreign correspondent: Hardliners win in Iran but turnout was extremely low

Fewer than 25 percent of voters showed up to the polls in Tehran as Trump sanctions hurt the reformists.