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    A Blog of Ideas

The Battle of Ideas in the New Gilded Age

Freedom's just another word for being left to defend yourself against impersonal economic forces that will crush you like a bug.

By Nathan Pippenger

A Great Debate We’re Not Having

Why the current debate over health care could use a bit more political theory and a lot less wonkery.

By Kevin Mattson

Trump's No Friend of Competition

For all of Trump's Rooseveltian rhetoric during the campaign, 2017 seems set to be another big year for corporate consolidation and monopoly power.

By Ethan Gurwitz

Transcending Partisanship in the Age of Trump

And why activists may find it essential.

By Michael T. Heaney

Trump’s Giant Health-Care Lie

And the frightening reason why it will go largely without mention.

By Nathan Pippenger