Free Markets

Our Friend the Market

Liberals need to understand: The rules that structure the market are at least as important as government programs.

By Dean Baker

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

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

Eyes Off the Prize

Mark Lilla isn’t wrong about identity politics, necessarily; but he’s wrong to see it as a greater danger than capitalism unchained.

By Jim Sleeper

It’s Still Not the Supply Side

Yes, workers should be able to move and work freely. But economics remains fundamentally about power. A response to the “What’s Holding Us Back” symposium.

By Mike Konczal Marshall Steinbaum