Inequality

Make Medicaid Federal

Medicaid was left to the states in 1965 for bad reasons. Correcting that would pay huge social dividends.

By Merrill Goozner

It's Not the Technology

The winners and losers of technological advancement  are determined by very deliberate policy choices—namely patents and copyright law—not the technology itself.

By Dean Baker

The Promise of "Free" College

And why, when so many students are finishing their degrees late—or not at all—it's simply not enough.

By Michael Dannenberg Konrad Mugglestone

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

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