Rachel Greszler is a senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis.

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April 3, 2019, 4:29 PM EDT
U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Screenshot)
February 15, 2019, 9:32 AM EST
Just months after announcing it would locate one of its headquarters in New York City, Amazon has announced that it’s pulling the plug on the Big Apple.
February 6, 2019, 11:25 AM EST
The other day, I gave my 5-year-old daughter a cookie and she complained, “I didn’t want just one.”
January 18, 2019, 10:04 AM EST
House Democrats are looking to double the minimum wage, with little eye to the consequences.
January 17, 2019, 9:04 AM EST
When a couple has a child, the woman’s earnings tend to decrease, while the man’s increases. This is known as the “motherhood penalty” and “fatherhood premium.”
January 2, 2019, 4:18 PM EST
President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively freezing federal pay for 2019 at current 2018 levels.
November 28, 2018, 9:28 AM EST
Absent any congressional action, between 1 million and 10 million workers and retirees will lose most of their promised pension benefits over the coming decades.
November 15, 2018, 9:02 AM EST
Amazon announced its decision on Tuesday that it will split its second headquarters—“HQ2”—between the Crystal City section of Arlington County, Virginia, and New York City.
November 13, 2018, 2:13 PM EST
Believe it or not, the Department of Veterans Affairs has 430 medical professionals who, instead of performing their duties as nurses or doctors, spend some or all of their time working for their federal employees unions.
October 10, 2018, 4:03 PM EDT
As a working woman, I’m offended by California’s new law requiring corporate boards to consist of up to half female members by 2021.
October 5, 2018, 10:07 AM EDT
Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in South Carolina erupted in cheers and high fives when the news broke that Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
September 20, 2018, 5:05 PM EDT
The economy is thriving under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Wages are up, scores of jobs are being created, and small businesses are more optimistic than ever about the future.
August 29, 2018, 10:16 AM EDT
Imagine if Congress wanted to issue $4 trillion in new debt in hopes of leveraging it to help pay down its existing $16 trillion in public debt.
August 27, 2018, 8:48 AM EDT
Social Security takes a whopping 12.4 percent of American workers’ paychecks, but a new backgrounder by The Heritage Foundation shows that workers are getting a bad deal from the program.
July 20, 2018, 9:08 AM EDT
This year marks the first time in more than a quarter-century that Social Security has had to dip into its trust fund balance.
July 17, 2018, 10:05 AM EDT
Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees hit public-sector unions like a bombshell.
June 21, 2018, 3:37 PM EDT
If a 10 percent tax on restaurant meals wasn’t enough to jack up the cost of dining in Washington, D.C., city residents just voted for a 275 percent increase in the minimum wage for tipped workers.
April 27, 2018, 2:35 PM EDT
Generous pensions have always been a prime perk of government jobs. Now those pensions are causing government layoffs, reduced services, and tax increases.
April 10, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT
Tuesday is supposedly “Equal Pay Day,” but what does that mean?
March 21, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT
Economic studies consistently show that higher minimum wages lead to higher unemployment, particularly among teenagers.