This week marks the two-year anniversary that student debt hit $1 trillion, and like any milestone anniversary, it’s worth taking some time to reflect on how we got here—and where we’re headed.
April 24, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
This week, Apple loudly touted its fealty to environmentalism, rolling out an updated website on what it's doing to be a greener company and playing up its progress in reducing its carbon footprint...
April 23, 2014 | David Callahan
In "Capital," Piketty tracks as far back as he can the history of wealth inequality, which is also described as the history of inequality in the ownership of capital. In order to embark upon such a...
April 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The recent op-ed from NAACP LDF president Sherrilyn Ifill on the recent McCutcheon ruling is a must read. In it, she implores us to focus in on the “devastating aspect” of Chief Justice John Roberts'...
April 22, 2014 | Brentin Mock
Is the liberal intelligentsia ignoring the fact that the rise of single-parent households over the past half century has been a major driver of inequality? Two researchers argue exactly that in a...
April 21, 2014 | David Callahan
Land Value Tax A Land Value Tax (LVT) is a tax on the unimproved value of a piece of land. It is similar to property taxes except that it is not assessed against the value of the buildings or...
April 21, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
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