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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
August 15, 2018
The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children
The economy has been rigged to channel wealth to a tiny elite.
July 6, 2018
How Tipping Shortchanges Workers
In most US states, tipped employees are guaranteed only a small fraction of the federal minimum wage.
May 23, 2018
There Is Power in a Union
A new study overturns economic orthodoxy and shows that unions reduce inequality.
April 27, 2018
Actually, Guns Do Kill People
The research is now clear: Right-to-carry laws increase the rate of violent crime.
March 29, 2018
No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough
Public-school teachers around the country have been asked to do more with less.
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March 16, 2018
This Supreme Court Case Could Make Corporate Giants Even More Powerful
A decision in
Ohio v. American Express
could undermine our ability to curtail monopoly power.
February 8, 2018
Work Requirements Failed Once, and They’ll Fail Again
Requiring Medicaid recipients to find employment is a cruel solution to a nonexistent problem.
January 12, 2018
3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code
The GOP tax bill creates a vast and easy game for accountants to play.
December 1, 2017
Long Sacrosanct, the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Comes Under Scrutiny
But Republicans want to funnel savings to the rich—not renters, who could use the help.
November 2, 2017
Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy
The White House’s economic plans help the scheming and powerful swindle ordinary Americans.