Labor

A Modest Proposal: Tax Worthlessness

How some economists are looking for ways to reduce the “material incentives” of pursuing lucrative but destructive professions.

By Stuart Whatley

Dignity Included

The passing of Initiative 77 tomorrow would mean the political recognition of a value that restaurant owners have been reaping for free.

By Stuart Whatley

The Path Back To Equality Leads Through Unions

The Nation summarizes an important new finding: Americans of the mid-twentieth century had unions to thank for their booming, egalitarian economy.

By Nathan Pippenger

Digital Capitalism’s War on Leisure

Market forces are invading the space for leisure. Defending it will require nothing less than a return to robust twentieth-century social democracy.

By Stuart Whatley

Who Really Won PA 18?

Grassroots women and organized labor pulled voters together in support of Conor Lamb. Conversations made it work.

By Lara Putnam