Economics

‘Middle-Out’: More Than a Slogan

In Pittsburgh announcing his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, the President said we need to build our economy “from the middle out.” To some of us, that sounded familiar.

By Nick Hanauer Eric Beinhocker

Convey the Economics

A CEA chair is not a political adviser. Just give the President the information he needs to make a good decision.

By Jason Furman

Rebuilding the American 'We'

There’s more to history than the results of the last election, and Robert Putnam reminds us that some hope reposes there.

By James T. Kloppenberg

The Friedman Doctrine Revisited

Milton Friedman’s infamous “profits only” manifesto turned 50 this fall. It’s time to bury it.

By Jonathan Soros

Adieu to Laissez-Faire Trade

The Great Depression taught us that securing an economic foundation for all workers is a vital prophylactic against division and xenophobia. We must heed that lesson once again.

By Trevor Sutton Andy Green