The Federal Trade Commission has proposed banning “noncompete clauses” in labor contracts. It’s a win for workers, but the FTC’s rationale — a blind devotion to “competition” as the solution to injustices in the labor market — is wrongheaded and dangerous.
Suresh Naidu is an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University.
Trump’s laptop ban is racist and paranoid. It’s also a huge giveaway to American airline monopolies.
What would the United States have looked like had microbes and strength of arms not been on the Plymouth Protestants’ side?
A global carbon tax can both mitigate climate change and radically redistribute wealth.
Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century shows that not everything in mainstream economics is worthless.
Treating Marx’s original manuscripts like scripture does them a great disservice.