Published Articles

The goal of a Tobin tax on financial transactions is not to take from the rich and give to the poor. It’s to prevent the rich from destroying the economy for the rest of us. READ MORE

June 27, 2012

Median household income fell more than 6% in the last decade, yet national income per household grew 6%. Where did all that money go? READ MORE

June 27, 2012

Austerity is going to make Greece a cheap place to visit once the protests die down, and backpacker adventure tourists will make Greece a cooler destination than ever. But for most people, it’s much better to live in a rich social democracy than in a cool adventure tourism destination. READ MORE

June 22, 2012

Government can and should promote greater social mobility. However, like all good things, mobility comes at a price. READ MORE

June 11, 2012

The fundamental problem in the eurozone isn’t Greek debt or Spanish banks. It’s low German wages. READ MORE

June 6, 2012

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, nor even a reduced-price lunch, when it comes to educating our children. READ MORE

May 30, 2012

The debt crisis in Greece has any number of solutions. One has the rich of Greece all agog with fond expectations. READ MORE

May 29, 2012

Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income. READ MORE

May 28, 2012