Published Articles

If world’s big corporations prefer to sit on trillions of dollars in order to avoid paying taxes, let them. If they won’t invest, we should. READ MORE

June 4, 2013

Just like the United States, Australia has a debt ceiling. Australian borrowing bumps up against this ceiling on a regular basis. But there the similarity ends. READ MORE

May 21, 2013

The inequality and growth debate is a red herring. It just doesn’t matter. The problem is inequality, and its solution is simple. READ MORE

May 19, 2013

The Great Recession has widened the gap between the developed world’s affluent and everyone else, details a new report from researchers at the Paris-based OECD. In fact, inequality increased more in the three years after the global crisis first hit in 2007 than in the previous 12 years. READ MORE

May 19, 2013

How can sales of super-luxury cars grow at super-fast rates during a recession? The answer is simple: it’s not a recession for everyone. READ MORE

May 3, 2013

Following on the heels of the 2008 global financial crisis and the associated spike in government borrowing in Europe and the United States, the Reinhart-Rogoff paper quickly became a touchstone for the small-government crowd. Austerity is the order of the day. Reinhart and Rogoff are its prophets. READ MORE

April 26, 2013

In “The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970” journalist and policy analyst Sam Pizzigati tells the story of how the American workers’ paradise came to be. READ MORE

April 25, 2013

Greed is not good, and high inequality is making all of us greedier than we should, or could, be. READ MORE

April 20, 2013