Archived Articles (2011-2013)

Europeans must decide whether their societies are to be governed by the people, for the people or by the market, for the market. READ MORE

May 8, 2012

If only the three big forces of American politics would faithfully serve their constituents, the 2012 election could be about real choice. Instead we have Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama. READ MORE

April 23, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown proposes to cut $946 million in state support for struggling poor families. That’s obviously heartless, but it is even financially sensible? READ MORE

April 16, 2012

Economists will give you all sorts of answers based on technical factors, but in the end it all comes down to one word: inequality. READ MORE

April 11, 2012

It’s not popular today to stand up for the poor, the homeless, the addicted, or the imprisoned. But progress means progress for everyone. There’s no such thing as progress for a few. READ MORE

April 4, 2012

For most people, their wages go up as they get older. As a result, they think wages are rising. Fact is, the average young American worker today (age 25-34) makes an astonishing 26% less than the average young American did in 1973. READ MORE

March 30, 2012

Companies run by more highly paid CEOs don’t do any better or worse than companies run by less highly paid CEOs, but as CEO pay has risen over time the pay of ordinary workers has fallen. READ MORE

March 29, 2012

Medicare is in good shape for the foreseeable future – it’s not time to hit the panic button just yet. READ MORE

March 26, 2012