Features

Single Payer Is Not a Principle

The principle is universal coverage. There are a number of ways to get there. We need to remember this.

By Harold Pollack

Features

The Monster Eating Our States and Cities

To feed the pension beast, state and local governments are starving education and infrastructure. But yes, something can be done.

By Richard Vague

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Post-Redistribution Liberalism

By Isabel Sawhill

Book Reviews

That Greedy Upper-Middle Class

Will the top 20 percent be willing to forego some of their advantages so that others may rise? Tough one.

By Heather Boushey

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Arguments

Tax Cut? I Don't Want It.

I’m a member of the one percent and I don’t need a tax break, but Donald Trump wants to give me one anyway…at the expense of everyone else.

By Morris Pearl

Arguments

A Venezuela of the North?

Defenders of the status quo have turned to South America in search of a boogey man of the left to compete with Trump. But demonizing left-wing populism makes authoritarianism more likely, not less.

By Benjamin L. McKean

Arguments

“Competition” and the Tax Reform Debate

Where exactly does this word fit into the corporate tax debate? Nowhere, it’s a talking point, not an argument.

By Josh Bivens

Arguments

When Everyone Has Health Care

As discussions of single-payer health care have intensified, what can we learn from those practicing medicine in Canada's single-payer system?

By Danyaal Raza

Arguments

When the President is King

As the French opposition has failed to oppose Macron, can the resistance on the streets find its way back into the institutions of power?

By Daniel Nichanian

Book Reviews

Racism Didn't Stop at Jim Crow

Richard Rothstein’s history of the racist housing policies of governments—yes, even liberal ones—is searing, revealing, and embarrassing.

By Samuel R. Bagenstos

Book Reviews

At the Mercy of the Tech Gods

Franklin Foer offers many keen insights, but ultimately his case against the tech giants is too small-bore.

By Thomas Goetz

Features

Post-Redistribution Liberalism

Changing the tax structure, even radically, won’t really change much. We need to look to pre-tax inequities to transform society.

By Isabel Sawhill

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