Our Awful Elites Gutted America. Now They Dare Ring Alarms About Trump, Sanders—And Cast Themselves as Saviors: Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism?
Who Got Rich Off the Student Debt Crisis:
A generation ago, Congress privatized a student loan program intended to give more Americans access to higher education.
In its place, lawmakers created another profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that has fed the nation’s cycle of inequality. Step by step, Congress has enacted one law after another to make student debt the worst kind of debt for Americans – and the best kind for banks and debt collectors.
The Millennial Generation Is a Perfect Fit for Socialism:
Few developments have caused as much recent consternation among advocates of free-market capitalism as various findings that millennials, compared to previous generations, are exceptionally receptive to socialism.
There's some good but a lot wrong with DeLong's article, The Economist as...?: The Public Square and Economists. I'll try to get to it soon.
The case against equality of opportunity: It's an incoherent, impossible ideal. And if we're really going to fight inequality, it needs to be abandoned.
In Why millions of Americans — including me — own the AR-15, Jon Stokes gives us a glimpse into the minds of a lot of gun owners.
Why Do the Poor Make Such Poor Decisions? Rutger Bregman argues persuasively that it's because they're poor. The best way to fight poverty is to give people money.