Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky writes about the political economy for the Editorial Board. He lives in Chicago. Find him @nberlat.

Nick Bostrom’s perfect congruence with bigotry

January 24, 2023 /

How effective altruism buttresses the suffering of the world.

The Biden administration moves to end noncompete agreements and the exploitation of workers

January 18, 2023 /

They are widespread in many industries, as is their abuse.

Secure Act is a good but small step in relieving student debt

January 9, 2023 /

It treats student loan payments like retirement payments.

Worshiping the elevated rational choices of the rich is no way to a better world

December 22, 2022 /

Many effective altruists are sincere and want to do good but …

Republicans don’t serve their states. They immiserate them

December 19, 2022 /

Why are people from states with the worst child poverty problems determined to kill the Child Tax Credit expansion program?

Midterms showed once again the difference between Democrats and Republicans is over race

December 12, 2022 /

Maybe the Republicans are out of touch.

Are we beginning a new era of labor power?

December 5, 2022 /

If we’re lucky.

On aid to Ukraine, the Republicans jammed themselves

November 29, 2022 /

Will the Democrats press their advantage?

Time to start busting trusts again

November 17, 2022 /

The Biden administration got the memo.

Antisemitism is hate. Hate doesn’t need reasons

November 2, 2022 /

Poor material conditions don’t turn people into antisemites.