There is never any reason why shifting marriage norms should generate more inequality unless, of course, we allow it to do so.
“Treating distortions as categorically good or bad is simply untenable in any given ideology — especially the laissez-faire one — and also has the unfortunate additional quality of making absolutely no sense.”
The President and leaders in Congress have been bandying about different ideas for reforming Medicare and Social Security. As one might expect in a deficit reduction showdown, these ideas uniformly seek to reduce the costs of the programs for the federal government.
The choice between doing what the boss says or having your kids go hungry is not really a choice at all.
The strikingly large student population that attends 2-year colleges is apparently absent in mainstream discussion.
Right-wing libertarians tend to have a hostile relationship with organized labor. Labor unions have a long history of endorsing socialism, communism, and anarchism, all philosophies that libertarian capitalists vehemently oppose. Unions are also, by their very nature, collectivist organizations that primarily act to move the equilibrium price for labor higher than it would otherwise be....
The right-wing has an unjustified obsession with the capital gains tax.
Is voluntariness a procedural notion, or completely circumstantial and thus not a binary concept?
There’s no way around it: increasing income inequality harms equal opportunity.
Cohen writes with a very earnest desire for the actual achievement of socialism. As such, he takes on challenges and admits his faults…
In the aftermath of Citizens United, outside political spending has become unleashed.