Please, Liberals: Stop Abusing 'A Tale of Two Cities'
January 02, 2014
It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines—and now it's a cliche with no connection to a great book.
How De Blasio’s Inauguration Hinted at Wider Implications
January 01, 2014
The inaugural festivities on New Year’s Day’s for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio felt awfully like an event of national import and impact. In one row next to the podium were two prospective presidential candidates, Gov.
Richard Florida, Mr. Creative Class, Is Now Mr. Rust Belt
December 18, 2013
Richard Florida's theory of the creative class has been disproved. He's hoping you won't notice.
Washington 'Centrists' Don't Want Obama to Target Inequality. They're Pushing Bad Politics—And Bad Economics
December 15, 2013
And not fighting inequality is bad economics, too.
Ted Cruz Outs Himself as an Occupy Wall Street Supporter
October 24, 2013
At a dinner Wednesday night thrown by the conservative American Spectator magazine, America crazy-person flavor-of-the-month Ted Cruz reportedly uttered something rather surprising.
How New York’s Unequal Economy Mirrors The National One
September 18, 2013
One of the most-discussed articles on the Internet over the past few days—I don’t mean that disparagingly, the Internet is where we have discussions now!—was Peter Beinart’s essay arguing that Bill de Blasio’s decisive victory in New York’s Democrati
Our Economic Security Report Card: Not So Good
September 17, 2013
The Census Bureau has released its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance. The report is a bit like a national report card, showing us how well the U.S. provides for the economic security of its citizens.
Even Bill de Blasio Won't Be Able to Fix Income Inequality
September 05, 2013
Mayor de Blasio would be battling the one percent—and history
Weaseling Out of Obamacare
May 21, 2013
Have nursing homes, fast-food restaurants, and other low-wage employers found a way to avoid paying for full insurance?
Sympathy for the Stay-at-Home Mom
March 21, 2013
Thanks to the ever-expanding modern work-week, opting to stay home with the kids is a different choice than it was twenty or thirty years ago.