With Obama pivoting towards inequality, I discuss social mobility and inequality with Canadian economist Miles Corak.
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These insiders don't have the same interests as middle-class Americans.
Bridgewater's Ray Dalio sides with the left on some major economic issues.
Congress has zero idea how to effectively manage the nation's deficit. Hint: austerity isn't helping.
Republicans hate raising taxes so much, they'd rather trample on workers' rights.
Donald Trump could not be reached for comment, but we imagine he's pretty miffed too.
Senator Jesse Helms was on the wrong side of history over and over again. Watch him get what he had coming.
Inequality has created an empathy gap in the U.S. that could have economic consequences for everyone.
There's a lot of shouting and finger pointing, but anger over the Obamacare website glitches is misdirected, at best.
The Tea Party disagree on more than just tactics, they fundamentally disagree on what the government should look like.
Journalists today have no moxie. Accuracy is no longer determined by objective facts. Ted Cruz's government shutdown is a case in point.
Liberals are ecstatic about the possibility of Hillary Clinton as president, and she has a 50% lead in the polls among likely Democratic contenders. But do we need another Clinton presidency?
And six other cool facts you can use when you debate Republicans.
Seriously. As an economist, I feel like I'm taking LSD.
With the possibility of the government defaulting on its debt looming, it’s worth critically examining some of the more popular right-wing talking points.
Don't believe the photo-ops and the talking points. Republicans aren't ready for any "grand bargain."
Ignore the polls and the talking heads. Republicans are getting what they want from the government shutdown.
NBC and CNN should not cancel their upcoming documentaries.
Republicans claim to be the party of entrepreneurship, but they don't understand how it works.
Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, it ignores tradition, in favor of politics.
The minimum wage debate is a shining example of the left’s vigour and academic prowess. Here's the moral argument that's been missing.
How long can a society praise base immorality and still expect social cohesion?
The patent system drives a further gap between rich and poor by allowing the rich to monopolize on our shared knowledge and, it will hamper innovation.
Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Youtube must take hate speech seriously.
Congress must lower student loan rates to reinvigorate the economy, invest in America’s future, and foster the American dream.