Roya Wolverson

Roya Wolverson is the global business editor for TIME. Previously, she was an economics writer for the Council on Foreign Relations' Web publication, Wolverson covered finance and investing for the Wall Street Journal magazine SmartMoney and wrote about foreign policy, domestic politics and culture for Newsweek. Her freelance work has appeared in the New Republic, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and on NPR's On Point. Wolverson has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School and was a Fulbright scholar on economic development in Mali and a Fulbright journalism fellow in Germany.

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Are Top U.S. Earners Over Taxed?

Are wealthy Americans paying more than their fare share of income taxes? That’s a much harder question to answer than Washington might have you think. Republican lawmakers touted a statistic by the Join Committee on Taxation last week that found 51% of households owed no federal income tax in 2009, a number they’re using to push back …

Oil Prices Plunge: Why Gas Might Not Kill the Recovery

The price of oil plunged today, down more than $9 to $99.60. But the largest one-day drop in oil prices since the height of the financial crisis is unlikely to stop talk that high gas prices could kill the recovery.

According to the oil price spike of 2008, whenever gas prices hit $4 a gallon, the economy flips out. Sticker shock at …

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