Noah Berlatsky

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

The disappearing link between voting and the economy

October 28, 2022 /

People aren’t pushed into partisan camps by the economy. Rather, people interpret the economy through a partisan lens. 

Wages are dampening inflation, not supercharging it

October 21, 2022 /

But status quo elites blame workers. They demand more “discipline” with higher interest rates and higher rates of unemployment.

On the debt-ceiling, the Republicans are willing to wreck the economy but the Democrats are unwilling to stop them

October 19, 2022 /

It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Tories cut taxes for the rich and crashed the British pound. Will the Republicans here learn from their mistake? Nah

October 5, 2022 /

They’re eager for their turn.

Hostility toward migrants weakens our reaction to economic shocks

October 3, 2022 /

It’s exacerbated a pandemic situation in which inflation and hiring crises in key industries create chaos and uncertainty.

Saying that spending hurts the economy doesn’t make it true

September 23, 2022 /

It’s false. But, you know, that’s the GOP for you.

Make ‘Social Security for children’ permanent 

September 13, 2022 /

What would the United States look like if we decided that children and their families had a right to abundance and liberty? 

Overconfident in minority rule, the Republicans forgot how to compete democratically

September 7, 2022 /

Case in point is their proposed plan for Social Security. 

Why the Republicans hate Biden’s college debt plan

August 30, 2022 /

It threatens the social hierarchy and established order.

The filibuster killed the $35 insulin price cap

August 23, 2022 /

There would be more compromise without the Senate rule