Economics

Spite as Policy

by on October 17, 2017

There's not much to say, but let me say it anyway:

Last week Trump simply stopped pretending he wants to make policy based on thought. [more…]

Health Care Front Lines

by on October 13, 2017

Health care is the muddy hellhole pocked wasteland of American politics. Forgive my World War One analogy, but its the best I can come up [more…]

Geography as an Example

by on October 3, 2017

Let me be very quick:

Geography is not taught [if it is taught at all] as if there are no rivers, mountains, plains, valleys, coasts, [more…]

More Fog

by on October 3, 2017

We still don't have much clue what the Republicans want to do with their tax plan. It isn't that we can't understand the details, it [more…]

The Workplace — A Few Charts

by on September 28, 2017

I have tried to use diagrams to explain the vast impact that the never ending search for higher shareholder value has had on the American [more…]

Tax Fog

by on September 28, 2017

Whenever we are told about a Trump plan we have to use the word "plan" very carefully. Thus far Trump's various plans have been more [more…]

Same Old

by on September 21, 2017

Allow me to break my silence for a moment and comment on David Brook's latest apology for the status quo. I realize others have already [more…]

Apologies Not Accepted

by on July 18, 2017

OK, let me get back to it:

I have just read a set of short papers over at a journal aptly named Democracy. The papers [more…]

Healthcare Abyss

by on July 18, 2017

What are we to make of a major political party that is prepared to cast tens of millions of voters into the abyss? Really?

What [more…]

Economics 10Whatever

by on June 27, 2017

I have been less vexed about economics recently precisely because I have been focused on other, and more urgent, topics. The politics of our age [more…]