Published Articles

Nowhere are the rich prosecuting their class war against the rest of society more ferociously than in Greece. READ MORE

November 8, 2012

When should a sitting president be re-elected? Gone is the audacity of hope. A sitting president must live up to the monotony of administration. READ MORE

November 6, 2012

The truth is that we have no idea who is ahead in the presidential race. Opinion polling has entered uncharted territory as response rates have plummeted. READ MORE

October 31, 2012

The reality is that High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes are exclusive – by design. If the so-called “Lexus Lanes” weren’t exclusive, they wouldn’t be hot. READ MORE

October 30, 2012

For the past forty years American men’s incomes have stagnated, but women’s wages have risen. Unfortunately, the years of catch-up are now over. We need policies to raise wages for everyone. READ MORE

October 26, 2012

Differences in the ways people live are only partly determined by income. They’re also determined by the levels of government services provided to everyone. READ MORE

October 22, 2012

Entrepreneurs do create new value in the world and keep some portion of that value as a reward for their originality, risk-taking and hard work. But the Romneys are not entrepreneurs: They are rentiers – people “who siphon off wealth created elsewhere in the economy.” READ MORE

October 19, 2012

One year ago I published an article in Foreign Affairs magazine predicting that China’s outsized rate of economic growth would soon slow down to the levels that are typical of other middle-income countries like Mexico, Brazil, and Russia. It looks like I was right. READ MORE

October 9, 2012