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Yes, Government Creates Wealth

Economics has never accepted the idea that the public sector creates wealth. But it does—and acknowledging that can lead to sweeping change.

By Mariana Mazzucato

Arguments

Criminally Confidential

In reforming our criminal justice system, we must pay greater attention to one oft-neglected issue: the distorted use of criminal informants.

By Jonathan Blanks

Arguments

An End to Spoiler Candidates

If more states adopted ranked-choice voting, far fewer elections would include unsatisfactory, binary choices and minority-backed winners.

By Dave Daley

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Don’t Let the Last Crisis Go to Waste

By Stuart Whatley

Book Reviews

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Crisis

Once upon a time in southwest Virginia, coal barons took the region’s wealth. Now, opioids sap its will.

By Sarah Jones

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Don’t Let the Last Crisis Go to Waste

Democrats need a concrete plan for the next financial crisis; one that keeps in mind past mistakes and does not cow-tow to deficit hawks.

By Stuart Whatley

Arguments

An End to Spoiler Candidates

If more states adopted ranked-choice voting, far fewer elections would include unsatisfactory, binary choices and minority-backed winners.

By Dave Daley

The Alcove

Asking the Right Question About Nationalism

Put aside "whether" for a moment, and consider "what kind."

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Criminally Confidential

In reforming our criminal justice system, we must pay greater attention to one oft-neglected issue: the distorted use of criminal informants.

By Jonathan Blanks

The Alcove

Silly Punditry by Hackish Pundits

Imagine a future where writers have to waste precious time responding to bad-faith conservative agitprop. (It's already here.)

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

What the Kavanaugh Debacle Has Revealed

"Trust us, we know him" was never a convincing endorsement.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

'Homo Economicus' Must Die

Nick Hanauer's rousing speech on the lies on which neoliberalism is built.

By Nick Hanauer

The Alcove

Enough With Celebrity Candidates

Avenatti 2020 speculation is headache-inducing.

By Nathan Pippenger

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