Noah Berlatsky

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

Biden wants to fight inflation by soaking the rich, but centrists and the GOP are in the way

July 28, 2022 /

Catering to bloated oligarchs who want to hoover up wealth and power.

For Biden, a brighter future, perhaps

July 14, 2022 /

There’s a reasonable chance that Biden’s approval rating has bottomed out and can start crawling toward something better. 

Biden reduced US military involvement worldwide. Antiwar critics still won’t give him credit

July 7, 2022 /

That’s a problem for those hoping to see less military violence. 

Anti-establishment profit-making

June 29, 2022 /

On Substackers, crypto and Trump.

The Republicans could help the president with inflation, but that would require helping him

June 21, 2022 /

Now the Fed is poised to trigger a recession.

Maverick reminds us why trillions in military spending is fun!

June 9, 2022 /

It doesn’t protect us from real threats. It gives us permission to imagine ourselves shooting faceless villains out of the sky like Tom Cruise.

We’re in the middle of another covid surge. Yet Congress appears to have moved on

June 7, 2022 /

Another health, economic and political disaster in the making.

Attacking abortion rights is apiece with the GOP’s class war

May 26, 2022 /

It’s about preserving a social order in which the poor have few options except humiliating themselves for a few bones thrown at them.

The deficit is down. That’s good, maybe. But voters don’t care

May 19, 2022 /

Unless it’s a way of saying the other side is terrible.

Rick Scott revives Romney’s contempt for workers, revealing in the process what to expect if the GOP takes the Congress

May 11, 2022 /

Pro-life is pro-poverty.