mead cohen berger shevtsova garfinkle michta grygiel blankenhorn bayles
The Great Inequality Debate
The Great Inequality Debate
Mortality Gap Narrows

Some good news on social inequality, for a change.

The Great Inequality Debate
How Much Class Resentment Is There in America?

Recent research suggests that Americans want more upward mobility for the poor, but they don’t want it to come at the expense of the upper middle class.

The Great Inequality Debate
White House Understands Land Use Problems

President Obama and his team of economists understand how overregulation of land is distorting our economy. Shifting federal land use policy toward a pro-growth, pro-housing model would be a solid accomplishment for this President in the closing months of his tenure.

The Great Inequality Debate
Soaking the Rich Won’t Work

Jacking up the top marginal tax rate barely has any effect on income inequality.

The Great Inequality Debate
Inequality Hasn’t Made Americans Support Redistribution

A new study shows that Americans’ support for economic redistribution has remained constant or decreased, despite rising economic inequality.

The Great Inequality Debate
The Meritocracy Delusion

The academy isn’t nearly as meritocratic as it pretends to be—whether in college, Ph.D. programs, or business school. But meritocracy is often a sham outside of the university, too.

The Great Inequality Debate
One Wage to Rule Them All

A federal minimum wage would impose a fixed standard on a country with significant variations in the cost of living. Doing so hurts businesses where it’s too high and workers where it’s too low.

The Great Inequality Debate
The "Mormon Solution" to Poverty?

Religious affiliation can do a lot to instill habits that prevent poverty and inequality. Realizing this allows us to offer a more holistic account of poverty and its possible solutions.

The Great Inequality Debate
How the Collegiate Party Culture Increases Inequality

There’s a potent but underreported contributor to income inequality in our universities: the party scene.

The Great Inequality Debate
Our Proletarian Middle Class

The parallels between our age and the industrial revolution are huge and important. Both parties seem to be overlooking them.

Via Meadia Icon
Recent Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

deep state

The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.


The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service