An open platform for new thinking, with recent articles from James Boyce, Pia Malaney, Douglass Carmichael, and Institute Staff.

Carbon Dividends: The Bipartisan Key to Climate Policy?

The practical question in Washington today is not whether regulations will go, but whether anything will replace them Read more

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Mortality Crisis Redux: The Economics of Despair

The health crisis afflicting working-class Americans recalls similar symptoms in Russia following the collapse of communism Read more

China’s Economic Challenges May Soon Include Inequality

Research by Thomas Piketty, partly funded by the Institute, shows that wealth and income gaps in China are now larger than Europe’s, and approaching those of the US Read more

Euroland: Will the Netherlands be the next domino to fall?

Austerity has nurtured resentments that will likely make the populist right PVV the biggest winner in the March 15 election — but without the majority or the allies needed to govern Read more