Economic Policy

Jun
16
The Lottery Society

The Lottery Society

The college-for-vaccine sweepstakes is like a plot point in a dystopian sci-fi satire — only it’s real.
Jun
15
The Policy That Might Have Rescued America And Stopped Trump

The Policy That Might Have Rescued America And Stopped Trump

New data suggests a much-promised but abandoned initiative could have limited the foreclosure crisis and averted the Trump presidency.
Jun
03
Big Pharma May Finally Lose This One

Big Pharma May Finally Lose This One

Decades after Bernie Sanders first ran bus trips to Canada, President Biden has a bipartisan opportunity to end drugmakers’ scam locking Americans out of lower-priced medicine.
Jun
01
No, Obama Wasn’t Mad About Bailing Out His Wall Street Donors

No, Obama Wasn’t Mad About Bailing Out His Wall Street Donors

The former president is now trying to pretend he was a finance industry critic, even though he was Wall Street’s biggest cheerleader and enabler.
May
25
America’s Nuclear Spending Spree

America’s Nuclear Spending Spree

Defense industry CEOs were paid $100 million last year — now CBO says the U.S. is on track to spend $600 billion on nuclear weapons.
May
24
How America Became A Tax Haven For The Rich

How America Became A Tax Haven For The Rich

Corporations are now audited at roughly half the rate as low-income EITC recipients.
May
13
Debt Collectors Spending Big To Block A Crackdown

Debt Collectors Spending Big To Block A Crackdown

The $13 billion industry is funneling huge cash to lawmakers in a campaign to halt Democratic legislation on predatory practices.
May
11
Dems Demanding SALT Tax Cuts Stand to Benefit

Dems Demanding SALT Tax Cuts Stand to Benefit

Lawmakers leading the charge to reinstate state and local tax breaks could score thousands in annual deductions.
Apr
20
Dems Somehow Pretend This Mostly Helps The Middle Class

Dems Somehow Pretend This Mostly Helps The Middle Class

Dems are wildly lying about SALT tax breaks in the same way the GOP wildly lies about the estate tax.