Noah Berlatsky

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

It’s OK to be rich if you’re a white man. If not, you’re an undeserving elitist

April 29, 2022 /

Wealthy athletes and entertainers are seen to have usurped power and privilege rightly belonging to capitalists who don’t actually work.

Effective speech isn’t free. It takes torrents of cash

April 21, 2022 /

We’re as free to speak as billionaires like Elon Musk want us to be.

Defund the police through the backdoor by legalizing weed

April 13, 2022 /

We could avoid the trauma and ruin of criminalization, and spend the savings on making a kinder and more equitable country.

Drop Iowa. Make DC first

April 5, 2022 /

The Democrats consider changing who votes first.

No, Carlson, Greenwald and the rest are not in Russian pay

March 28, 2022 /

My editor is wrong. It’s worse than that.

Democrats should make it clear to the public that voting against green energy is voting for an authoritarian imperialist

March 18, 2022 /

Fretting about the price of gas is short-term thinking.

No, the war in Ukraine hasn’t shown that America’s military is behind Russia’s

March 14, 2022 /

Mitch McConnell is wrong. The opposite is true.

Manchin and the GOP smear the poor to avoid helping them

March 8, 2022 /

Cash payments lift kids out of poverty. To the rightwing, though, that can’t be. The poor are poor, because they deserve their poverty.

To fight corruption, Congress should give itself a raise

February 22, 2022 /

We need to encourage less wealthy people to enter service.

To US oligarchs, majority views on taxing the rich count for little

February 14, 2022 /

If we fail to restrain the corruption of moneyed elites, the United States may go further down a path that’s difficult to retrace.