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An open platform for new thinking, with recent articles from James Boyce, Peter Temin, Institute Staff, and Nina Shapiro.

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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Mass Incarceration’s Dangerous New Equilibrium

A new model probes why the US leads the world in jailing and imprisoning people, and what it will take to reverse course Read more

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

A new book by economist Peter Temin finds that the U.S. is no longer one country, but dividing into two separate economic and political worlds Read more

The Moral Burden on Economists

In his 2017 presidential address to the National Economic Association, Professor Darrick Hamilton warned that treating economics as a morally neutral ‘science’, and the discipline’s limited attention to structural barriers and overemphasis individual agency, has resulted in bad economics, and bad policy particularly as it relates to racial disparity. Read more