8 Articles by: Tim Barker

Tim Barker is a graduate student in American history. His writing has appeared in n+1, Dissent, New Left Review, and the London Review of Books.

Political Elites Aren’t Worried About Inflation

With the passage of a $2 trillion stimulus bill, deficit-phobia appears to be waning in Washington. But it’s not because lawmakers have been won over to redistributive policies — it’s because they think the working class is too weak to set off inflation.


Ike & Hayek

Eisenhower’s warning about the “military-industrial complex” marked an era when the American right feared militarism could bankrupt the country and plunge it into socialism.