Check it out, cats and kittens, as Ben and I briefly kibbitz on current events (healthcare and taxes) before getting into a discussion of trade policy with our illustrious guest Lori Wallach, with whom I’ve worked closely on these issues, and Chad Bown, who brings a smart take from the more traditional econo-corner. Oh, and… Read more
In testimony today, I talked about a) barriers that block people’s opportunities, hurting their mobility and living standards, b) short- and long-term policy solutions, c) what NOT to do if we want to boost opportunity. Check it out.
In the course of noodling over whether the Senate D’s should filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, I just can’t see why not. I don’t say that lightly. While I’ve been a critical observer of filibuster abuse for a while (so I can’t say I’d miss it), I worry about a less deliberative Senate. But given how… Read more
Over at WaPo. Later this week, I’ll post an extensive set of policy ideas to reduce these barriers, but in the meantime, here’s Ben S and I at The American Prospect with some ambitious big-think on a simple progressive agenda: Jobs and Medicare for All. Or JAMFA, if you like, though that sounds a bit… Read more