Posts by David Callahan

Michael Lind has one of the bigger brains around, and you can always count on him to advance provocative and sweeping arguments. He doesn't disappoint with his new piece in The Breakthrough...
May 5, 2014 | David Callahan
If you hang around the inequality debate long enough, wading through the many smart proposals to reduce the income gap, it all starts to seem kind of doable. We could make a real dent in inequality...
May 2, 2014 | David Callahan
Walk around a Target store, and you can see why consumerism is the new opiate of the masses. There's so much stuff to buy and it's so damn cheap. I once bought a full dining ware set at Target for $9...
May 1, 2014 | David Callahan
One of the greatest things about a market economy is that all sorts of people can get to the top -- in contrast to, say, feudalism where the only people at the top are those who were born there. And...
April 29, 2014 | David Callahan
President Obama has spent a lot of time in Asia talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the big trade deal that negotiators have been working on for a few years. But all that energy is probably...
April 28, 2014 | David Callahan
Here's what has been so great about having wealth over the past two decades: not only has it been easy to make lots of money from investing that wealth, but taxes have hovered near a historic low on...
April 25, 2014 | David Callahan
It's no secret that American consumers are fed up with the quality of service they get from any number of retail and restaurant establishments. Going to a fast food joint is especially unpleasant, as...
April 24, 2014 | David Callahan
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