Political Economy

Another in the series of findings that suggest a balanced economy leads to better economic results from an article I wrote for YC Magazine and...

This article is reprinted from an August 2012 post by John Sharp on yorkdems.com Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele in The Betrayal of the...

Public-sector austerity in one graph Fifty little Herbert Hoovers -- the fifty states -- contribute to making this rescession go on.   An Ezra Klein graph...

Karl Marx advanced the idea of "false consciousness" to explain why people may hold beliefs and behave in ways actually harmful to them.  This...

Political Commentary

We recently visited Eastern Europe. In Berlin we saw the “Typography of Terror” exhibit, in Poland we toured the Auschwitz Death Camp and the...

A recent study of the speeches of US Congress members and Senators found that the typical level-of-difficulty in those speeches has dropped by more...