Archive for April 2011


In his most recent column, “Middle-Class Tax Trap,” Ross Douthat laments what he sees as the unconscionable tax burden that a new CBO report projects for middle-class families in 2035. But, Douthat misses the most important part of the CBO projection: even after the big tax increase, CBO projects that middle-class families will be much […]

Mad Men, then or now?

The fictional television series “Mad Men” does a great job dramatizing the astonishing cultural, social, and political transformation of the United States since the early 1960s. A new report (pdf) from the Institute for Policy Studies now adds some insight into one of the key economic differences between then and now. This graph from the […]

We Are One

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