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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

Features

The Right Against the Law

So state courts hand down decisions you don’t like. What do you do? If you’re on the right, try to defund the courts.

By James Traub

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Automation Nation? Exaggeration!

No, robots won’t cause mass unemployment. But our failure to prepare people for the high-end service economy could be a real disaster.

By Stephen Rose Ruy Teixeira

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Who’s Afraid of Ocasio-Cortez?

By Stuart Whatley

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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.

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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

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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

Arguments

Nick Hanauer, the Plutocrat of the Common Man

A well-deserved honor for a great friend of Democracy (and democracy).

By Nick Hanauer Michael Tomasky

Arguments

Don't Count on a Surge in Hispanic and Latino Votes

Nothing is automatic: Democrats need to do the hard, unglamorous work of party-building. And Republicans seem intent on giving them the opportunity.

By Nathan Pippenger

Book Reviews

Divided We Stand

There was a time, believe it or not, when some people wanted more polarization. They got their wish, and then some.

By Norman J. Ornstein

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