Noah Berlatsky

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

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.

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.