If you’re looking for a silver lining in the dark cloud of the Trump candidacy, you might notice that it has brought some attention to the worsening state of white people without a college degree. It’s not that the world is rosy for non-whites without college degrees, of course, but on average they were starting… Read more »
Much of the leftosphere has been uncritically cheering the likelihood that California will move its minimum age to $15/hour. I am therefore glad that Kevin Drum has raised a cautionary note. As Kevin points out, modest raises in the minimum wage do not seem to produce increased unemployment, but this would not be a modest… Read more »
Trade agreements aren’t the principal factor to blame for the majority of U.S. job losses or the decline in earnings.
Tough talk on illegal immigration has been a signature issue for both Republican presidential contenders Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz – you’d be hard-pressed to find a voter who hasn’t heard of Trump’s proposal to “build a wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. But perhaps less well-known are these candidates’ equally damaging and retrograde views… Read more »
Quality child care costs as much as college tuition. Is it any wonder low-income women can’t escape the trap of poverty?
Like many “flyover” cities, St. Louis’s decline is not mainly a story of deindustrialization, but of decisions in Washington that opened the door to predatory monopoly.
D.C. punk has thrived for decades with the help of churches, activists, and even the library. Can it survive the city’s rapid redevelopment?
Experts struggle to explain one of the biggest drivers of inequality.
In June 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Communications Act, a bill that prohibited radio, telephone, and other media companies from owning more than one broadcast license in a single community. A more diverse set of owners, stations, and channels, Roosevelt reasoned, would yield a wider set of program and service viewpoints, and would protect… Read more »
The pricing of distributed solar energy has become the object of fierce struggles: not only in Arizona and Nevada, but in previously generous Germany and Britain. Utilities in US states claim that solar households enjoying net metering are getting a free ride from their unpaneled neighbours – they will still rely on the grid in… Read more »