Hamilton Nolan is upset that rich people buy up apartments in New York City and do not really use them. He proposes putting an end to this practice by taxing owners of unoccupied apartments 20% of...
August 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in...
August 20, 2014 | Bob Herbert
In a blockbuster article  this week, Jodi Kantor of the New York Times spotlighted the work and life of Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, whose erratic and...
August 15, 2014 | Amy Traub
Remember when Paul Ryan said this? We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning...
August 15, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last night's police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy. There is nothing more American than a community uniting in the face of tragedy, than ordinary people...
August 14, 2014 | Heather McGhee
Why is New York City’s public housing about to collapse? 
August 13, 2014 | Lenore Palladino
Student loans are having quite the moment. Unfortunately, that moment has been a bit... confusing.
August 11, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
Medical debt is different. Typically when consumers borrow money, they can consider how much they’ll owe, shop around for the best interest rate, and usually have at least a little breathing room to...
August 11, 2014 | Amy Traub