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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

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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

Features

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.

By Sarah Jones

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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

Recounting

Let Freedom Ring

With many Americans finally more open to government intervention, it’s time again to push the left-Rooseveltian meaning of freedom.

By Sophia Crabbe-Field

Book Reviews

The Populist Danger

Yes, democracy and pluralism must rein in populism. But do they even exist now in strong enough form?

By Jan-Werner Müller

Book Reviews

Machine Men

The on-again, off-again, and finally on-again relationship of Tammany Hall’s most famous twentieth-century alumni.

By Joe Klein

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

Features

Our Divided Education System

Vocational training—to the near-exclusion of all else—now sometimes begins in ninth grade. It makes a kind of sense, but...really?

By Clara Bates

Features

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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