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Wealth Distribution and Taxes

by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor There is a lot of chatter these days about the inequitable distribution of wealth. It seems the rich are getting...

Inequality Is Not Inevitable

AN insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century. A country that experienced shared growth after World War II began to...

Why Economists Can’t Always Trust Data

To make progress in economics, it is essential that theoretical models be subjected to empirical tests that determine how well they can explain actual...

The Economist Was a Rock Star

Wednesday night, on the elevator down to the 400-seat auditorium at the City University of New York Graduate Center, one middle-aged man who looked...

The Short Guide to Capital in the 21st Century

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century is the most important economics book of the year, if not the decade. It's also 696 pages...

How Washington Is Wrecking the Future – In 2 Charts

Policymakers have left public investment fall to its lowest level since 1947, keeping unemployment high today and growth low tomorrow. via How Washington Is Wrecking...