Category Archives: Inequality

Four Horseman Film Released Today

Above is the trailer for the Four Horseman film which was released online only moments ago. Though I have not seen the film myself yet, it features many respected thinkers in economics, sociology, etc. One of the economic reforms thatRead the Rest »

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The Silver Bullet: Ending Poverty Worldwide

As I engage people on the topic of poverty in the US, I am often asked about extreme poverty in Africa. I explain how there are poverty alleviating policies that universally apply in rich and poor countries alike. The bestRead the Rest »

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Paying Rent to Breathe?

If you’ve never seen Mel Brooks’ classic comedy Spaceballs, I highly recommend it. That’s not just because my last name is Shwartz –“May the Schwartz be with you” says Master Yogurt in an exaggerated Yiddish accent. The notion that oxygenRead the Rest »

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The Lord Giveth and the Landlord Taketh Away

There have been many songs written over the years which echo Georgist sentiments. Every once in awhile, a tune comes along of such quality, and that resonates so well with the times, that it is certain to be remembered forRead the Rest »

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The "Fiscal Cliff," Colbert, and Monkeys (pt. 2)

Reihan Salam’s solution to the approaching “fiscal cliff” is to raise more revenue without increasing marginal rates. How is that possible? According to Salam, Congress could simply close loopholes and cap deductions. Since the rich are the ones exploiting mostRead the Rest »

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