President Obama’s recent comments on universal voting have spurred a debate about how such a policy would influence elections. On the Monkey Cage blog, John Sides examines the partisan...
March 27, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a blueprint for new regulations pertaining to payday loans and car title loans. The regulations will not include an interest rate cap, the...
March 26, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Yesterday I wrote about the mistaken way that I think some commentators discuss cross-country tax progressivity. Based on OECD tables and the work of Monica Prasad, the conventional wisdom is that...
March 26, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Yesterday, the federal court in New York appointed Demos co-class counsel in Floyd v. the City of New York, the landmark case challenging the NYPD’s use of the stop and frisk tactic. We now...
March 26, 2015 | Jenn Rolnick Borchetta
Every four years, some marginal GOP candidate resurrects the flat tax idea. This year it is apparently Ted Cruz's turn. The arguments for how stupid this would be (as well as needlessly...
March 25, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Like everyone else in the economics blogging sphere, I have been impressed by the new Mason-Konczal project at the Roosevelt Institute.
March 23, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Yesterday, President Obama said, in a speech at the City Club of Cleveland, “In Australia, and some other countries, there's mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted." Obama is...
March 19, 2015 | Sean McElwee
There’s an important scoop-y piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education today concerning the House Republicans’ budget priorities for higher education.
March 19, 2015 | Mark Huelsman