Noah Berlatsky

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

Nice words are nice

February 16, 2023 /

Corporate leaders say they care.

The GOP is coming for your Social Security and Medicare

February 8, 2023 /

The GOP is coming for your Social Security and Medicare. 

With SNAP proposal, Iowa Republicans reveal contempt for the ‘undeserving’ poor

February 1, 2023 /

A chance to take food out of their mouths, writes Noah Berlatsky.

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.