iOS app Android app

Rent Seeking

The Republican Collapse

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.

Home Funerals, Rent-Seeking, and Religious Liberty

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Tanya D. Marsh

The death of a family member triggers a flurry of decisions, all of which must be made in a time of great emotional stress. At the center of the deci...

The Case for a Financial Transaction Tax

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Wall Street is one of the most reviled institutions in the United States, with a recent study finding the lowest trust in finance recorded over 40 years.

Mark Gongloff

Big Banks' Aluminum Ploy Driving Up Inequality Even Further

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business

If you want a clear example of how Wall Street is making income inequality worse, stop and think about the cost of your next can of Diet Coke or Bud L...

Two-Party Distorted Economic Dialogue & The Need for Open Presidential Debates

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.

A Fat Cat Wants Out

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Victor Stenger

I suppose private equity companies perform some useful services, but do these fully justify the huge profits they make?