Politicians and pundits regularly misapply Smith’s most famous metaphor, turning the “invisible hand” into an embodiment of the virtues of an unfettered market.
Francis Fukuyama's new book examines the rise and decline of the American political system in the broader history of democratic process, intelligently & enjoyably.
Republicans have been effective at turning the anger that working-class whites feel about being left behind against liberals, Democrats, and President Obama.
Have we become afraid that the stench of poverty will rub off on us if we spend too much time in the company of those the Gospel calls us to serve?
The nation faces problems that are real and pressing. Yet our political system remains stagnant—and that’s unlikely to change even after 2014.
Karl Rove was on to something when he recently wrote “each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.”
The aristocratic credo holds that all of society benefits from a well-fed super-rich. But that is hardly the recent experience.
Solon Simmons sifts through 'Meet the Press's' archive to show how sharply Washington’s conversation over economic equality has changed over seven decades.
Scarcity, whether of time or of money, taxes our bandwidth. If you have to think nonstop about either, you can’t think about much of anything else.
A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.
The Ayn Rand libertarianism that Paul Ryan has flirted with is fundamentally incompatible with Catholic teachings. But can Catholics still be economic libertarians?