Articles by Rob Larson

Let’s Test The ‘Intelligence’ of Tech Billionaires

Our House Economist sizes up the rich tech goons on their knowledge of internet economics. Who passes, and who fails?

You Don’t Need To Care About The Stock Market

Most of us aren’t in the ownership class, so the fluctuations of the market don’t make much of a difference to our lives.

The Federal Reserve Exists to Protect The Economic Status Quo

What is the Federal Reserve, and who put it in charge? Is there no other way to fight inflation? Just what the hell is going on here?

When Will Congress Vote to Condemn The Horrors of Capitalism?

The House, including many Democrats, recently voted to condemn the economic system that ISN’T screwing us right now.

Has the Right Won?

Thoughts on the rash of fash.

Get ‘Em While They’re Young

Reactionary children’s books take their awful place in the wall-to-wall right-wing media lineup…

Trillions and Trillions: The Selective Blindness on Endless Economic Growth

Despite conservative rhetoric, we actually can afford nice things that benefit the public.

The IMF’s Bottomless Bottom-Line Cruelty

How the IMF & the World Bank—in the name of progress—succeed in keeping poor countries poor.

How Serious Is The Inflation Situation?

Current Affairs economist-in-residence Rob Larson offers a primer on rising prices and an assessment of conservative inflation panic.

It Turns Out the Right Just Believes In Power

The conservative tantrum on workplace vaccination shows why their ideas are wrong

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