A spate of new books shows that government investment, not laissez-faire policies, leads to economic growth.
Hacker and Pierson’s political argument has a lot in common with that of old-style liberals like J.K Galbraith and Charles Lindblom.
Did widespread fraud really drive the housing crisis? This former Citigroup employee was inside the bubble when it popped.
Assessing the sci-fi future of labor done by emulations of brain-scanned human beings.
Metro areas all over the country are trying to nurture startups, without much luck. The Gateway City is succeeding. What’s its secret?
The following letter (lightly edited for this reissue) was posted in late 2010 (many comments there, worth a read). In the last several weeks, I’ve been asked by a variety of friends and colleagues to post it again. I wish I could report that it’s out of date, but the trends it discusses have worsened… Read more »
Tax day is upon us, and while most of us growl and bear the annual time (and money) spent on tax preparation, less attention has been paid to how the costs of tax compliance particularly hurt low-income workers. It’s bad enough that we collectively spent 3.24 billion hours, or nearly 370,000 years, on tax preparation… Read more »
Last week, five members of the US women’s national soccer team filed a wage-discrimination suit against the US Soccer Federation (USF). The players claim that despite generating significantly higher revenue than the men’s team (USF projects the women’s team will generate $17.6 million in gross revenues in fiscal year 2017 compared with the men’s $9.1… Read more »
The Federal Communications Commission’s lauded expansion of its “Lifeline” program for low-income broadband access could end up being less than promised.
A new report shows that disparities in job quality may be a big contributing factor to the racial wealth gap.