Judy Shelton, who is likely to be Trump's next nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, favors returning to the gold standard, writes Rich Barlow. It's a position that should disqualify...
We should mimic Australia's simpler approach to financial regulation, writes Rich Barlow. The country hasn't had a recession in 28 years.
Americans don't celebrate International Workers' Day, even though the holiday was inspired by a U.S. protest. The history of that era can help us with economic problems today, writes Elle...
Our failure to enact more progressive taxation is something we've paid for with our schools, our transit, our infrastructure and our incomes, writes Miles Howard. We deserve better.
The country's health system has collapsed and most families don't have a reliable source of food, writes Tibisay Zea, a Boston-based journalist from Venezuela.
To describe the Haitian protests as merely “anti-corruption” is to willfully ignore the complicity of the U.S. in installing and upholding corrupt leaders, write Anne Beckett and Aaron Richterman.
Several Democratic presidential candidates have said they are in favor of reparations, writes Rich Barlow. But there are better ways to make amends for slavery, Jim Crow and other racist...
Our fixation on homeownership fuels inequality while ignoring those who actually merit our concern: renters.
Poverty has emerged as a key issue in the Democratic presidential race, writes Rich Barlow, and thank goodness for that.
More and more Americans are waking up to the reality that income inequality is not an incurable disease, writes Steve Almond.
The experiment that started as a minor political statement, writes Cloe Axelson, turned into a campaign against the pressure to optimize every moment of my life.
The charitable deduction is gone, but that’s OK, writes Rich Barlow. It never encouraged much charity anyway.
Much of the recent coverage has derided Trump’s actions as emblematic of his disregard for climate science. But that's missing the point.
The climate debate underway in Paris offers lessons for the United States, which will sooner or later face the same issues, writes Frederick Hewett.
We need more voices in our culture encouraging us to live simply, writes Mike O'Loughlin.
We can spend the next decade mired in increasingly bitter complaints about traffic and parking, writes Tony Dutzik, or we can spend it building a transportation system worthy of the...
People borrow to survive, or because they are told it will help them do better, writes Janna Malamud Smith. And before they know it they’re trapped.
The Trump administration is not only failing to show leadership on climate change, writes Fred Hewett, they’re adopting policies that will worsen it.
Not only the Senate but also the House may very well remain safely Republican, writes Tom Keane.
Massachusetts' antiquated zoning laws have fueled a housing crisis, write Rachel Heller and Marc Draisen, that the Legislature has an opportunity to remedy.