In the 20th century, the United States moved from an economy based on high wages and reliable benefits to a system of low wages and cheap consumer prices, to the detriment of workers. What's next?
Many public universities have tried to keep tuition down for low-income students while raising it for the rest. Instead, they've made education less affordable for everyone.
Higher education should be closing the gap between the rich and the poor. But college economics are driving them further apart
Americans' favorite tax provisions -- for homes! for charities! for children! -- are meant to defend a "middle class welfare state." They're not doing a very good job.