Posts by David Callahan

It's tough being a progressive mayor when you don't actually have much power. Bill de Blasio's hands aren't just tied when it comes to hiking taxes on the rich or raising the city's minimum wage,...
February 13, 2014 | David Callahan
Here's a radical idea: Capitalism needn't feature nonstop conflict between workers and owners, and can actually work better if these two sides cooperate. Things can work better still if...
February 12, 2014 | David Callahan
After years of freelancing, a journalist friend of mine recently landed a great reporting job that comes with a nice salary and benefits. Another friend's book broke out in a big way, such that she...
February 11, 2014 | David Callahan
The smart money is betting that tax reform won't happen this year, or anytime soon. Not with an election just 10 months away, and an even bigger one following close on its heels.  That's too bad...
February 10, 2014 | David Callahan
Twitter's stock fell sharply this week as evidence mounted that growth of new users was hitting a plateau and earnings were likely to stagnate as a result. Next up will be a scramble to pump up...
February 7, 2014 | David Callahan
What's the biggest change afoot in education today: The rise of online courses? The charter school movement? The Common Core? Or how about this one: The fall of the anachronistic, industrial-era idea...
February 6, 2014 | David Callahan
You've probably heard it said a gazillion times that nearly all Americans think of themselves as middle class, even if they are dirt poor or filthy rich. This everyman mindset is supposedly a big...
February 5, 2014 | David Callahan
If you believe the New York Times, talking about inequality is now out in the White House, while talking up opportunity is in. 
February 4, 2014 | David Callahan