Economy

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The Politics of Attrition

Spain is at a political impasse. How could the center-right People’s Party, so mired in scandal, finish first in the general elections?

Europe After Brexit

The British referendum revealed the weakness of the political establishment. The phenomenon points to the opening of a new chapter in Europe's post-war history.

Sound & Fury

Brexit may end up being not a setback but an opportunity. And a decade or two from now, we may well find it difficult to recall what all the fuss was about.

Patients before Profits

When it comes to the world’s most deadly diseases, our profit-based pharmaceutical system is a failure. That's why Rachel Kiddell-Monroe wants fundamental change.
President Obama at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University, May 2015

'Inequality: What Can Be Done?'

In his new book 'Inequality,' Anthony B. Atkinson argues that we can’t reduce inequality by fiscal policy alone. We must also change how incomes are generated.

Sharing the Prosperity

The American labor movement has been pushed back on nearly every front. Its revival is the key to reducing economic inequality and fostering shared prosperity.

Getting What We Pay For

Many Americans (and American businessmen) think that the United States has the highest tax rates in the world. But that it isn’t even close to being true.

'Phishing for Phools'

Robert J. Shiller and George A. Akerlof examine influences on the marketplace beyond supply and demand, and wonder: Why didn't economists see the 2008 crash coming?

Letter from Rome

Pope calls for change in economic theory and practice to deal with refugees in Europe while Rome's Augustinian Institute unveils "Master in Joseph Ratzinger" degree.

'Evicted'

Matthew Desmond's book, through data he compiled on evictions across the U.S., explains the grubby mechanics of exploitation at the bottom end of the housing market.

Don't Mainstream Trump

Donald Trump’s Republican primary triumph means that this cannot be a normal election. Americans must come together across party lines to defeat him decisively.

The Irony of Celebrity Populism

Donald Trump has played on the fragility of our media system, which can’t get enough of him, and on a pervasive pain among those cast aside by our economy.
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