Posts by David Callahan

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
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
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
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
At the heart of the social contract lie three pretty simple propositions: First, that if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll lead a secure life. Second, that everyone gets a say in how the...
April 14, 2014 | David Callahan
Over the past 15 years, Brooklyn went from being a place known for cheap real estate and long subway rides to a place where professionals jockey to find a decent two-bedroom for under $4,000 a month...
April 11, 2014 | David Callahan
One big problem with the U.S. economy is that sectors that should exist to facilitate the productivity and success of American society have been turned into profit centers that do the opposite,...
April 10, 2014 | David Callahan