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

Yesterday, North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, working with Republican State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore, delivered the repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2)—a move Cooper both campaigned on and included in his priorities for the 2017 legislative session. The repeal was aimed at repairing the state’s reputation with businesses that

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

Seventy-five years ago, on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans — most of them American citizens by birthright — to forfeit their homes, belongings, and businesses, and to be incarcerated behind barbed wire in concentration camps. This act, which came in the midst of what

For decades, the Republican Party’s signature economic policy agenda has been to reduce taxes on the rich. In order to justify their agenda, the party has developed an elaborate ideology of taxation that says taxing the rich makes them less likely to do things in the public interest, like supply their highly-skilled labor and invest

To Resist Tyranny, Look South

For the last two weeks, progressives have been glued to the confirmation hearings of a not-so-secret cabal bent on rolling back the gains of the Obama era. A Department of (In)Justice, a Department of Health that won’t guarantee health coverage, and a Department of Energy whose head won’t rule out cuts to energy efficiency and renewable