Is reducing inequality a lost cause? It can sure feel that way given what's happened in the past few decades: Like two billion new workers showing up in the global economy ready to work at a fraction...
April 18, 2014 | David Callahan
Vishaan Chakrabarti has a great op-ed yesterday that asks a question that we've asked here before: Why does our government so heavily subsidize the suburbs when urban living makes more...
April 17, 2014 | David Callahan
High executive pay is in the news again, this time in a weekend piece at the New York Times. The high pay of executives is of interest because their "supersalaries" are driving a healthy chunk...
April 17, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
It's no secret that when the wealthy speak, the powerful listen. What else would you expect when the average cost of winning a House seat has soared by 344 percent since 1986? But the other...
April 16, 2014 | David Callahan
It is indeed remarkable that the Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has agreed that existing pensioners can receive virtually all of their retirement benefits in a startling settlement proposal....
April 16, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville
In Monday's post, I took on the claim that some kind of uniquely American epidemic of single and unmarried parenting was to blame for our high rates of child poverty. Despite what you often hear, the...
April 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The same day President Obama was at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference deriding and lambasting voter ID laws, I was on a plane with the pro-voter ID blogger J. Christian Adams. Between...
April 15, 2014 | Brentin Mock
Even if Paul Ryan's latest draconian budget plan gets safely filed away and forgotten, all forms of discretionary government spending face a relentless squeeze over the next decade. President Obama's...
April 15, 2014 | David Callahan