Brand New Cadillac: Can we still find the America at the heart of automobiles built by companies that have their roots here? Re-imagining Infrastructure: America is rich in expertise and dollars, but a desperately needed infrastructure renewal depends on something else. Broke Town, USA: Everybody’s suddenly petrified about municipal debt, but the fate of bondholders ought to be the least of our worries. A review of The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better by Tyler Cowen (and more and more and more and more). Brad DeLong on how politics is undermining our economy: We could reduce unemployment — if only Washington wanted to. Can organized labor lead a movement to restore broad economic security? It's hard to imagine who else will. Are tiger moms good for the American economy? In the depths of the recession, we were supposed to be in a new era of thrift — so why are Americans spending again? Generation Earn: Are young Americans spendthrift by nature? It's the inequality, stupid: Eleven charts that explain everything that's wrong with America. Probing the depths of the "submerged state": A welter of tax credits, breaks and incentives help Americans out in ways they don’t understand or appreciate — this ignorance could have real consequences in debates about tax reform and deficit reduction (and more and more). Why not a negative income tax? Replace the welfare state with a cash subsidy for the poor. John J. DiIulio Jr. on the value of nonprofits: What would it cost Uncle Sam to replace Catholic agencies?

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