Low wages benefit employers at the expense of both workers and taxpayers.
Isolation has taken a tremendous emotional toll on many older Americans.
Red ink isn’t a problem as long as the country is spending on the right things.
Eliminating nicotine from tobacco products could help up to 5 million adult smokers quit within a year.
The U.S. entered the coronavirus recession with a few structural advantages. Its success may not last for long.
Debt forgiveness is not the best form of stimulus available. But Joe Biden shouldn’t waver.
Bailing out bars and restaurants would allow them to remain closed—and curb the spread of the coronavirus.
As Washington dithers, the country will suffer.
Despite a pandemic and an abysmal recession, five economic factors spared the incumbent from a more lopsided loss.
There is no saving the economy without guaranteeing worker health.
States and cities struggling through the pandemic recession are wondering if higher taxes will raise revenue, or cause a mass exodus.
The pandemic recession is wildly uneven. Wealthy people are doing just fine. Hourly workers are not.
Solutions include: a stronger IRS, a wealth tax, and less complexity.
Climate change is killing Americans and destroying the country’s physical infrastructure.
Our paranoid moment has ushered in a run on supplements, survivalist gear, and all manner of prepper accommodations. Welcome to the age of conspiracy capitalism.
Don’t depersonalize climate change.
Republicans are remarkably quiet on how they would govern and what they seek to accomplish in the coming years.
Trying to replace the government with personal initiative requires an impossible amount of energy.
Even before the pandemic, roughly one in 10 workers wanted to log more hours.
Facts Man is less about truth than raising questions. Why can’t Facts Man talk about certain issues in exactly the way he wants to?