November 15, 2018

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November 15, 2018

For once, we go light on the words and heavy on the images.

For everybody who was able to able to join for the party, my profound thanks and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. For those who weren't able to...well, there might be more opportunities to hear me read.

I...

August 11, 2018

Time to bring the professionals in.

March 27, 2018

Our reality TV presidency is nearing its zenith. With John Bolton joining the inner sanctum of our national security team, we will have officially reached the point where most of our country is run not by experts and professionals, but rather cable TV talking heads. Sa...

March 19, 2018

As you may be aware, Russia yesterday held its presidential “election” and, as was widely expected, Vladimir Putin was “elected” president for a new six-year term. The share of “voting” won by his United Russia party matches their pre-election goal almost exactly: 70%...

March 8, 2018

As we all remember well, Donald Trump and the Republican Party failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act via legislation. As we also know, certain unrelated legislation, as well as various executive actions taken by the White House, have put the imprint of GOP-style gov...

February 27, 2018

As I mentioned, with the apparent coming of an early spring to Brooklyn, my mind has turned to the relationship between labor, capital, and the government. In my thinking about the issue from an economic perspective, collective bargaining is an area on which I still ne...

February 23, 2018

White papers on health policy are seldom cause for me to get excited. As a rule, they are statements of principle, lacking the specifics of how exactly you implement it.

Not so with Center for American Progress's Medicare Extra for All plan, which was released yesterday...

February 22, 2018

Labor policy and labor economics are a frequent thought of mine, but not one on which I’ve written previously. I was forwarded this article, but it’s taken several weeks for me to figure out what I want to say.


According to so much reporting, Americans “feel” like they...

January 16, 2018

It will not save the state any significant amount of money. It will, however, cruelly kick the young, old, sick and disabled out of the program.