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America’s Railroad to Nowhere

We know the US rail network is no match for trains in France or Japan. But Barack Obama’s plan for high-speed rail couldn’t even match that of Morocco or Uzbekistan.


Mapping the Decline

How the neoliberal project’s very own fifty-state strategy left poverty and low wages in its wake.


America the Laggard

By virtually any measure, people in the United States are worse off than those in other rich countries. There’s no disputing the impact of our weak entitlements and paltry labor protections.


The Great Divergence

It used to be better to be a low-wage worker in the United States than in France. That hasn’t been the case for a long while.


Virulence and Contagiousness

Deadly pathogens may kill their host before the host has a chance to pass on the pathogen. That’s why there tends to be a trade-off between virulence and contagiousness.


We Need Better Drugs

We’re in a race with bacteria to develop new classes of antibiotics. The free market isn’t helping.


A Pandemic Foretold

Thirty years ago, an urgent report about microbial threats to public health was ignored by policymakers.


Weekends With Ana Kasparian and Michael Brooks

This Saturday at 1 PM Eastern, we’re debuting a live YouTube show, “Weekends,” hosted by Ana Kasparian and Michael Brooks. Liberals are hypocrites, conservatives are cruel, but we have an alternative.