economy

The Best Economic Metric

Forget GDP and the rest. Biden's measure of a program's economic success should be: Did it help non-college Americans?

By Faiz Shakir

It’s Time for a Debt “Jubilee”

Why freeing American households and businesses from crippling private debt would be a boon to the economy.

By Richard Vague

Imagining a New New Deal

More government intervention will mean more freedom, not less—but only if progressives focus directly on issues of power and equity.

By K. Sabeel Rahman

The Pandemic and Capitalism

Will we learn from this crisis that our present precarity capitalism must be brought to an end?

By James K. Galbraith

It's the Economists, Stupid

How an obsession with markets has produced rising inequality and undermined democracy.

By Isabel Sawhill