The passage of the Republican tax law was a brutal blow, but the progressive fight against it was not without victories. And for the first time in generations, the elite consensus on what makes good tax policy has crumbled. As progressives, we cannot let the Trump tax law stand. But to simply call for the

In a presidential race where both candidates disputed the tenets of free trade, attacked tax loopholes for hedge funds, and promised big infrastructure plans, it seemed possible that the election served as a death knell for neo-liberalism in American politics. Even after the inauguration, some pundits and politicos, not to mention voters, believed Trump to

A few weeks ago, I was in room full of progressives listening to the presentation of a Democratic pollster explaining how the Party can regain power and win in the midterm elections. “Democrats are ceding the territories of ‘National Security’ and ‘Job Creation’ to Republicans!” he warned, gesturing at his PowerPoint of graphs and charts

It seems like everyone is a resister these days (at least in my liberal coastal bubble), and there is so much to resist that I’ve had to rank my outrage. Is the danger immediate? Will people die? Does this fundamentally undermine the institutions of democracy? This scale has weighted my protests—and those of many of

Here is an important action you can take this week: Write a letter to the SEC saying how essential our newly enacted CEO-to-worker pay ratio disclosure rule is and why it must be protected. Donald Trump’s acting SEC chair, Michael S. Piwowar, has reopened public comment on the rule, which has already taken years to

Policymakers are quick to consider the costs that uncompetitive markets impose on consumers: monopolies and oligopolies raise prices above the fair, competitive level. But competition policy isn’t just about prices; it’s also about jobs. When a firm raises prices, fewer consumers buy its goods or services. As a result, the firm produces less than it

Over the summer, when Michelle Miller and I were working on our paper, “New Frontiers of Worker Power: Challenges and Opportunities in the Modern Economy,” we deliberated over whether or not to include the following paragraph, which outlines the potential for gig economy platforms and other technologically advanced firms to digitally monitor their employees and crack down on

Buried in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s just-released proposed budget for 2017-2018 is an increase of state licensing authority over “fintech” lenders—lenders to consumers and small businesses that operate online and largely outside of regulatory purview. Though innovative fintech lending is helping expand access to credit for consumers and small business borrowers, the sector’s high interest

In October 2016, AT&T announced its plans to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion. This hefty price tag reflected what was at the time a 35 percent premium on Time Warner’s stock price or, alternatively, 13 times Time Warner’s estimated earnings for 2016. This figure topped not just 21st Century Fox’s failed 2014 bid but

It started last night with Politico’s coverage of Paul Ryan’s struggles to sell the border adjustment – a controversial component of his tax reform plan – to fellow Republicans. And it continued this morning, when the Kansas State Senate voted 22-18 to roll back Governor Brownback’s famed 2012 tax cuts. As a progressive in favor of reasonable tax