Dr. Shang-Jin Wei pens an op-ed discussing how the use of technology can help lessen the gap in wealth and opportunity. "Inequality is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Public policy and digital technology can complement each other"
Joseph Stiglitz writes in The Guardian that the free market mentality of trickle-down economics is dismantling democracy. "growth has slowed and the fruits of that growth went overwhelmingly to a very few at the top... rather than trickling down."
After reports of Iran injecting uranium into secret government centrifuges came up, Richard Nephew says they are just one step closer to creating nuclear energy. "They’re getting closer and closer to muscle. They aren’t cutting fat right now.”
Bills introduced to secure U.S. elections are a good step in the right direction, but Jason Healey says there's still more that needs to be done. “What isn’t here is more on basic security features and processes.”
Scott Barrett told Newsweek that the whole world needs to get in on reducing carbon emissions in order to stop climate change from becoming permanent. "To keep temperature well below 2 C, global emissions should start falling very soon, and fall rapidly."
There are a lot of different ways to do income estimates for the top 400 taxpayers, and they lead to very different conclusions says Wojciech Kopczuk about Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman's new book, The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay .