David Atkins

The Green New Deal Isn’t Too Expensive. Doing Nothing Is.

When the Japanese attacked American forces on Pearl Harbor in 1941, America responded with a historic mobilization of physical and economic resources to overcome the threat of global fascism. In addition to over 400,000 American dead, the United States spent over $4 trillion in today’s dollars and reoriented entire sectors of its economy to the… Read more »

Why Does Trump Still Want the Wall So Badly?

As Donald Trump plunges the country into yet another constitutional crisis by declaring a national emergency to secure border wall funding, it’s worth asking why he cares so much about the wall. Multiple competing and overlapping explanations come to mind, each with its own alarming implication. My own favored explanation has consistently been that the… Read more »