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Issue: March/April

Issue number: 2

The rise in inequality can be blamed on the shift from managerial to shareholder capitalism. Read more

Economic Policy

An evangelical Christian and former prosecutor, Mark Osler has become one of the country’s most effective advocates for criminal-justice reform.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Steckel, a high school college counselor and author of Hold Fast to Dreams, and Delbanco, author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, discuss the collegiate experience of low-income students. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why the new pope’s tenure may be less liberal but more countercultural than it seems.   Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Criminalized and discarded, falling at the bottom of every statistic, they want something better.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Once controversial, Metropolitan Opera broadcasts for movie-theater audiences have become a gateway for new (and returning) fans. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Eight proposals to jump-start the incomes of workers Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A new study shows there's been no decline in intergenerational poverty in the last 30 years, but it doesn't tell the whole story. Read more

Economic Policy

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The Ozarks—land of hillbillies and a few vast modern fortunes—are the setting for recent literary thrillers. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Given the GOP's base, even the party's middle-of-the-road conservatives are pretty extreme. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Three expert takes on Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Thomas Piketty's data-driven magnum opus on inequality. Read more

Economic Policy