Libertarians tend to get flummoxed when confronted with this simple question.
Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project.
The US does a terrible job of keeping its children out of poverty — especially compared to other industrialized nations.
Why do young people have a favorable view of socialism? Because the economic system has utterly failed them.
We shouldn’t fetishize mom and pops. They offer lower wages, skimpier benefits, and inferior labor protections.
Obamacare failed. Medicare for All won’t.
A history lesson for Jonathan Chait.
Sure, rigged, “crony capitalism” generates enormous inequality. But unrigged capitalism does the same thing.
The nation’s first African-American president was a disaster for black wealth.
The latest figures show that more and more young people are taking on higher and higher levels of student debt.
Say it together: top incomes are being driven by capital.
Single-payer critics argue that removing people from employer-based plans would be a disaster. They’re wrong.
The existing distribution of wealth creates a predicament for reparations proposals.
Rich people pretend to be self-made, but inheritance played a huge role for many.
Age, race, education — no matter how you slice it, wealth inequality in the US is astronomical.
Increasing educational attainment does little to reduce racial wealth disparities.
New data confirms what we already knew: the haves have a ton. And the have-nots have next to nothing.
Implementing Medicare for All would cause some job loss. But it would be more manageable than you might think.
Rebutting the latest anti–Medicare for All nonsense.
Who was poor in 2016 — and why our system keeps failing them.
A good welfare state is more than just a safety net. It’s a foundation on top of which people can build their lives.