David Leonhardt

Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com If you want to know something about life in America these days, consider how New York Times
The October 2 edition of the New York Times carried a David Leonhardt column entitled “Kneeling Versus Winning” in which
Two major phenomena in recent years--growing political segregation, and the dynamism of the new global economy--might mean that progressive states that attract and invest in talented young people will flourish, while states clinging to the tired, disproven dogma of the past will flounder.
Jim VandeHei, chief executive of Politico and Capital, said in an email to HuffPost that "any competition is fantastic for
Inequality is not simply a question of spending power. It has physical dimensions, not least urban geography that includes an unbridgeable chasm between working opportunities and the places where people live.
Come here, meet our academic standards, and we guarantee graduation in four years, as well as a study abroad experience and internship or research experience.
The single-most important economic issue of our time has been largely ignored in the course of this dispiriting presidential campaign, namely, the need to generate tens of millions of quality paychecks in an economy now decades removed from having enough of them.
If this election were truly about the economy, this country's voters would either hold this administration's feet to the fire and force it to be more specific about its solutions to this economic crisis, or it would be voted out of office in November.
We are confident that good citizens will be willing to put the country's interests first and advocate for and demand a pragmatic and collaborative solution to our Medicare dilemma.
In an economy where most people's lives have been harmed by bank recklessness and massive wealth inequality, there are instigators and those who follow them want everybody to worry about a different predator instead:
How can we get back to that marvelous age of the '50s with its amazing economic growth, low unemployment, great equality of incomes and world supremacy? The answer is: suffer through a slump that lasts a decade and that scars every American.
Times staffers acknowledge that Leonhardt doesn’t bring management experience to the job, but several point out that he's
Consider what it would be like to have a health insurance plan that capped annual benefits at $2,000. For any medical care
Penalties for part-time work in the U.S. are artificially high. The flexibility stigma affects anyone, male or female, who is unable or unwilling to work in the employment pattern traditional of male breadwinners.
Gender, not kids, charts career success. Women and men jump off traditional career paths at equal rates -- but only women are penalized for it when they try to get back on track.
That's the question, as the Senate puts off a vote on $10 billion for state and local governments to prevent teacher layoffs. Senate leadership wanted the bill to be deficit neutral.
As I reviewed study after study, across multiple disciplines, from developmental psychology to neuroscience, it became abundantly clear to me that life skills make a difference in children's short-term and long-term success.
So the Obama administration and Congress were smart to avoid the magic bullet trap: the wishful idea that one sweeping solution
We've got better ideas than that, now, right? Maybe not. A year ago, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers told the BBC
With midterm elections drawing near, it's becoming increasingly difficult to convince Congress that more government money