Economics

Piketty's Global Wealth Tax Isn't Happening. Here Are Five Politically Realistic Ideas Instead.
April 29, 2014

From expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to reforming our intellectual property law system, these five ideas have bipartisan support and would reduce income inequality.

The Conservative Crusade Against Crony Capitalism Turns Out to Be Another Crusade Against the Safety Net
April 29, 2014

All of a sudden, Thomas Piketty has allies in the fight against "crony capitalism."

Local Governments Have Cut a Staggering Number of Teachers Lately. It Didn't Have to Be That Way.
April 29, 2014

The federal government could have made sure steep cuts to education didn't take place and helped the economy at the same time.

Some Conservatives Say Income Inequality Is a Good Thing. The Evidence Suggests Otherwise.
April 29, 2014

Thomas Piketty has highlighted “the central contradiction of capitalism.” Some on the right don't see the problem.

The Real Reason Conservatives Oppose Renewing Unemployment Insurance
They don't want to spend the money
April 28, 2014

They're placing an insurmountable level of proof on the liberal position.

You Have to Smoke E-Cigarettes for This Many Days Before Saving Money Over Tobacco
April 24, 2014

E-cigarettes have high up-front costs, but are cheaper in the long run.

What Would the World Look Like with Piketty's Global Tax on Wealth?
April 24, 2014

By now, you’ve probably heard of Thomas Piketty, the 42-year-old French economist and author of Capital in the Twenty First Century. Piketty has become something of a rock star in the economics world. Capital has been sold out for weeks and is No.

Conservatives Miss the Main Liberal Argument on Unemployment Benefits—the One That's Proving Correct
April 23, 2014

It's only three months of evidence so far, but it supports the liberal position.

Thomas Piketty Is Right
Everything you need to know about 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'
April 22, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

Survey Shows Why the Economic Recovery Is Weak: You're Saving Too Much
April 21, 2014

People would rather save than spend and that creates a negative feedback loop.

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