Lauren Prather (Stanford): Fighting Poverty at Home and Abroad: Explaining Attitudes Towards Redistribution. Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Harvard) and Jeffrey B. Wenger (Georgia): Policy Information and the Polarization of American Social Policy Preferences. H. Luke Shaefer (Michigan) and Kathryn Edin (Harvard): Rising Extreme Poverty in the United States and the Response of Federal Means-Tested Transfer Programs. Paul Buhle reviews A Freedom Budget for All Americans by Paul LeBlanc and Michael D. Yates. Mike Konczal on why the government should spend more each year. Colin Gordon on Social Security by the numbers. The Great American Ripoff: Joshua Holland on the high cost of low taxes. Want a real overhaul of the tax code? Here's an elegant way to end the 1 percent’s free ride and mitigate poverty — in one land tax. Should the government pay everyone a basic income? Steven Mazie investigates. Tressie McMillan Cottom on FAFSA federal student aid: Benefits go to the middle class, not the poor. On the myths of economic growth and the state’s role in innovation: Fred Block reviews Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change by Edmund Phelps. Timothy Shenk reviews The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin. Capitalism redefined: Nick Hanauer and Eric Beinhocker on what prosperity is, where growth comes from, why markets work — and how we resolve the tension between a prosperous world and a moral one.

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