Noah Berlatsky

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

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.

Let them eat debt

December 28, 2021 /

That canceling student debt would be a massive transfer payment is a statement that the government should do more for average families.

Want to end the Great Resignation? End the pandemic

December 20, 2021 /

It’s not a problem that can be solved by making the lives of poor and working people, and immigrants, more miserable. 

The president’s low approval is democracy working. Voters are holding him accountable

December 14, 2021 /

The problem is a Republican Party that’s not promising to do more to fight the covid pandemic. It’s promising to do less.

Behind Republican arguments against raising the debt ceiling is the belief that hurting huge numbers of people is good

December 10, 2021 /

It doesn’t get enough attention.

Abate lead, reduce crime, defund police?

November 16, 2021 /

An excellent potential approach.

We need to talk about the link between low inflation and high economic inequality, and why Joe Manchin doesn’t want to

November 4, 2021 /

Animosity to inflation is not a response to historical fact. It’s politics.