Binyamin AppelbaumBooker is right about the scourge of lead. One of the also rans, Rep. Tim Ryan, put out a proposal today to spend $100 billion removing every lead pipe in the United States.
That would be money very well spent indeed.
Why did America listen to the people who thought we needed “more millionaires and more bankrupts?”
Binyamin AppelbaumIn the mid-1950s, the leadership of the Federal Reserve included bankers, lawyers and an Iowa hog farmer -- and not a single economist.
But a revolution was coming...
Read my essay adapted from my forthcoming book, The Economists' Hour
As the administration tries to keep growth going, its trade war weakens it.
Binyamin AppelbaumU.S. Steel's stock price has fallen by 73 percent since Trump started trying to help the company last year.
If the Trump administration wants to prevent a recession, it should start by reconsidering its own trade policies.
American slavery began 400 years ago this month. This is referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country’s true origin.
Binyamin AppelbaumThis is magnificent. I'm learning a lot as I read the various pieces. But I have to say that the reaction to some of the most basic assertions also is a reminder we're not doing a great job of teaching our nation's history in our schools.
Binyamin Appelbaum@scmallaby Mallaby writes at the end that "with a bit of humility and retooling," economists also can play a role in solving these problems. I wholeheartedly agree. Economics has great value and much to teach. But economists must do better.
In this fascinating character-driven history, a New York Times editorial writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist spotlights the American economists who championed...
Binyamin Appelbaum@scmallaby The book, out Sept. 3, is about the rise of economists, and their transformation of the business of government, the conduct of business, and, as a result, the patterns of everyday life. You can preorder it here
Binyamin AppelbaumAlso you should buy my book. It's out September 3 and it's great. I'd give it at least 6 stars.
Binyamin AppelbaumMy first book, The Economists’ Hour, is out today.
It’s the history of a quiet but important revolution that reshaped public policy — and changed our lives.
I hope you will read it