Oct 11, 2021
The Trillion-Dollar Coin Scheme Explained By Its Inventor
Let us now praise Beowulf, perhaps the most influential blog commenter of all time.
Sep 28, 2021
Joe Biden Could End the Debt Ceiling — All By Himself
Minting the trillion-dollar coin, the 14th Amendment, and other ways to finally kill the debt ceiling.
Aug 11, 2021
2020 Proved That Poverty Is A Policy Choice
The lesson from the past year: Poverty is a policy choice.
Jul 22, 2021
Don’t Worry, 1970s Style Inflation Isn't Making a Comeback
Why fears of the return of 1970s-style inflation are overblown.
Jul 20, 2021
Child Tax Credit Is Blowing Up on TikTok. It's Very Telling
The videos of parents getting their checks aren’t just a fun meme — they suggest a path for making the one-year policy permanent.
Jul 7, 2021
What If The Truth Isn’t Out There?
The wishful thinking behind the search for alien life.
Jun 25, 2021
How President Biden Can Improve His Anti-Poverty Plan
The government needs to make sure that everyone eligible gets the expanded child tax credit — and that it becomes a permanent program.
Apr 30, 2021
How The US Won The Economic Recovery
I looked for a country that got the economic response to Covid-19 right. I found the US.
Mar 11, 2021
President Biden Just Launched the Second War On Poverty
The first war on poverty cut poverty in half. Joe Biden could do it again with the American Rescue Plan.
Feb 24, 2021
What Democrats Can Learn From Mitt Romney
The government shouldn't just be generous. It should be simple too.
Feb 11, 2021
The Debt Ceiling Is Ridiculous. Democrats Should Abolish It.
The debt limit nearly caused a financial crisis in 2011, and it could do the same under President Biden.
Feb 4, 2021
How Congress Quit Worrying & Started Sending Out Checks
The $1,200 Covid-19 stimulus checks last year were a breakthrough in US policy â?" and may signal a new course for US politics.
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