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Matt Yglesias

Software And Robots Eat Jobs. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

In a story for Vox Monday, Matt Yglesias argues that we shouldn't be worried about losing our jobs to robots -- or to any other kind of sophisticated ...

The Man Who Made 5 Million Burritos

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Taste
Dan Pashman

It takes real skill to pack all those ingredients securely within a tortilla.

Slate's Matt Yglesias Joining Ezra Klein Venture

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.25.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Slate's Matt Yglesias is joining new Ezra Klein venture.

Wall Street Lobbyists Nervous As Cities Use Eminent Domain to Protect Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Now the same Wall Street players who crashed the economy in the first place are trying to stop local governments from solving the problem.

Krugman: Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman is getting a bit fed up with all of this “right-wing huffiness.” The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist c...

Yglesias Cheers a Double Betrayal of Cyprus

William K. Black | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Slate's Matthew Yglesias writes columns about economics and finance. Yglesias has been writing about Cyprus, and my critiques of the policies he has been proposing are the subject of this column.

The Freedom to Be Impoverished: Matt Yglesias' Perverse Logic on the Minimum Wage

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

If the freedom of individuals -- to exploit, to injure and kill, to encite -- were allowed to trump all other rights, it would be a frightening world indeed. Just read a history book if you don't believe me.

The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

If you believe you should have everything and anything gets away from you, it's a tragedy, the world is collapsing. So is America over?

History of Political Idiots

Jag Bhalla | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Jag Bhalla

Idios in Ancient Greek meant private, and only someone not in their right mind would choose to ignore the fact that all private interests depend on the public good. We are idiots if we ignore this, or vote for politicians that do.

Wealthy Should Give Thanks for Their Welfare Benefits

Jag Bhalla | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Jag Bhalla

American capitalism requires workers. Workers, young and old, require health care. We can't allow them to be treated like inhuman resources, that can be consumed, and the residue conveniently and cheaply disposed of.

Michael Calderone

Liberal D.C. Magazine Raises Enough To Stay Alive | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, the liberal politics and policy magazine that was on the verge of shutting down last month, has exceeded its fundraising goal a...

Michael Calderone

Influential Liberal Magazine May Close | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, could shut its doors at the end of May unless the nonprofit publication ra...

The Blogosphere Reacts to the Kerry-Boxer Senate Climate Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The bill as it currently stands is stronger than the American Clean Energy and Security Act in several crucial ways, but it has a treacherous gauntlet to run before reaching the President's desk.

Problems of Terminology: Fighters, Rebels, Islamists, Jihadists, Insurgents, Militants?

Alex Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Thurston

What kind of language should American bloggers use in writing on foreign affairs, particularly regarding combat zones like Afghanistan and Somalia?

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich Doubles Down On Religious Fanaticism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich has lately been on the scene, attempting to convince people that he owns a portfolio of self-conceived innovations for the GOP and for A...

Not Your Mother's Federalism

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Matt Yglesias at Think Progress has a good synopsis of a new Democracy article that both points out the importance of metropolitan regions to the nati...

Jason Linkins

Minor Blogging Controversy Yields New Term For The Political Lexicon | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last Friday, blogger Matt Yglesias penned a rather innocuous post that, in part, criticized a centrist messaging factory called Third Way of whom you'...

There's Something About Print

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Moroz

If local papers disappear entirely (that is, if their digital versions fail), the evidence suggests that "untraditional" sources like blogs just won't be able to pick up the displaced audience.

Jason Linkins

Meghan McCain's Infinite Playlist | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As many of you no doubt know, Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan has turned her father's campaign into something of a hobby to build a blog around,...

Matt Yglesias: A Case for Liberal Internationalism

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christian Avard

INTERVIEW: "Foreign policy as part of presidential campaign coverage is mostly done by people who don't have a sophisticated understanding of the issues. The goals of U.S. policy are never questioned, just the tactics."