Noah Berlatsky

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

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.

The pandemic, not public spending, is driving inflation

February 9, 2022 /

Supply chain issues are global. So are rising prices.

Why do we expect so much sacrifice from teachers?

February 1, 2022 /

Valuing an educated public means paying teachers fairly.

Covid has shown us how badly our education system harms the republic when some kids in it are treated better than others

January 25, 2022 /

A country with a zero-sum attitude toward education is a country ill-equipped to respond with civic responsibility to a pandemic. 

Want people to get vaccinated? Pay them

January 12, 2022 /

We should value every life. 

Enough already! Spend the money to vaccinate the world

January 5, 2022 /

The United States can’t protect the public health of its residents without protecting the public health of everyone else.