Issue: Fall 2015

Issue number: 4


AP Photo/David Goldman

What will it take, economically and politically, to broadly regularize employment?   Read more



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Taxes evaded in offshore havens could fund a lot of public services.   Read more

Economic Policy


Since Citizens United, companies can legally require workers to participate in politics—and fire them if they refuse. Read more

Working in America


John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Ta-Nehisi Coates has written the race book of the year. Too bad it’s disempowering. Read more



AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The fight for voting rights hasn’t been the straightforward battle we once might have expected to win and be done with.   Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The continuing case for America's historically black colleges and universities.  Read more

Education in America

Despite low inflation and some bargain prices, economic concentration and novel abuses of market power are pervasive in today's economy—harming consumers, workers, and innovators. We need a new antitrust for a new predatory era. Read more

Law and Justice


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The same decades that saw the growth of national-security secrecy saw the rise of the public’s “right to know.”   Read more

America and the World

Despite ideological attacks and under-funding, the Veterans Health Administration is a model public system. Read more

Health and Social Policy


(Art: Victor Juhasz)

Republicans start every election cycle with structural advantages regardless of the issues and all the other factors that usually determine who wins elections. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

By all means, let's use technology to improve government services. But the real promise is greater political accountability. Read more

Energy and the Environment

How the popular matching company facilitates landlord conversion of entire rental buildings to de facto hotels.  Read more

Economic Policy

Despite hostile courts, can our campaign-finance system be reformed from the bottom up? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The New York borough that once symbolized urban decline is safer and more stable—but most Bronxites' lives are still precarious.  Read more

Economic Policy

How we can reduce, make more humane, and ultimately eliminate a practice that, in Justice Kennedy's words, drives prisoners "to the edge of madness" Read more

, Law and Justice


AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Frustration is driving voters on both sides of the partisan divide toward radical make-believe Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How Wall Street capitalized on the foreclosure crisis to become the nation's largest owner of single-family homes.  Read more

Economic Policy


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With all the pathologies of the 1930s resurgent, Europe's experiment in economic and social union has never been more at risk.  Read more

America and the World

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad economics, and even worse as containment of China. Read more

Money, Politics and Power