Harold Meyerson

08/19/2014 - 12:44am

    "The question is, 'How do we help people at the bottom rather than thwart people at the top?'" Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw, who served as a leading adviser to President George W. Bush and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, recently asked. The set of beliefs behind this question - that economic inequality isn't...

08/07/2014 - 3:01pm

    Who is a company? If we speak of the men and women of Boeing, say, or Wal-Mart or Market Basket, a supermarket chain in New England, where this question is being posed most emphatically of late, are we referring to the company's employees? Its founders? Its founders' grandchildren, even if they play no...

07/31/2014 - 8:04pm

    Would the dysfunction of U.S. politics be dispelled if we got rid of partisan primaries? That's the contention of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Schumer argued that the primary system in most states, in which voters choose nominees for their respective parties who then run...

07/21/2014 - 1:36am

    As long as U.S. intelligence agencies are hell-bent on spying on Germany, why can't they turn up some truly useful secrets? For instance, how to have an economy that bolsters a nation's power and fosters a vibrant middle class.

    The latest edition of the CIA...

07/14/2014 - 3:02am

    Which Hillary Clinton would run for - and, more important, govern as - president? The onetime New York senator whom many Wall Street bankers supported and former secretary of state who gave speeches to Goldman Sachs and others for a reported $200,000 per? Or the leader of an increasingly progressive Democratic...

06/23/2014 - 3:46pm

    The recent cascade of Central American children crossing the Rio Grande and surrendering as fast as they can to U.S. border patrol officers - in full knowledge that they won't immediately be sent back - has confounded our already stunted national debate on immigration. Republicans blame the onset of border-...

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