If the U.S. wants to tackle climate change and stay competitive in the global economy, it needs to stop playing by the old rules and start making new ones. The looming global warming catastrophe could be worse, in the long term, than any war, social collapse, or single famine in human history. We need to

The youngest generation is already working hard to transform the country in honor of those who lost their lives. On September 11, 2001, I stood up and walked out of class. I was studying international relations at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and my class had been invited by our professor to discuss what just

Between questionable science, health hazards, and exorbitant costs, there’s no fracking way that drilling for natural gas will solve our long-term energy issues. Natural gas is being touted as a fuel of the future, a way to bridge the gap between a dirty energy and clean energy economy. But according to numerous articles and a

If we don’t learn the lessons from the Great Depression, our infrastructure will crumble, the recovery will stagnate, and our economy will be left behind. The current conventional wisdom for many in the U.S. is that the less government is involved with the economy the better. But this is precisely the moment in history when

No one has the perfect vision for our energy future — so all answers should be given serious thought. Robert Bryce is very good at advancing sophisticated arguments that try to show that what many people believe is not so. In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, he gives a worthwhile critique of

As the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network releases its progressive, practical Budget for a Millennial America, those who helped craft it will explain their innovative ideas and tough choices in a series of posts. Zachary Kolodin explains why the Millennial generation cares about creating a green manufacturing economy — and how they plan to do it.

As the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network releases its progressive, practical Budget for a Millennial America, those who helped craft it will explain their innovative ideas and tough choices in a series of posts. Reese Neader outlines five key changes to defense that would make us safer while saving us money. To achieve our long-term fiscal

The following is a transcript of James K. Galbraith’s opening remarks at the Economists for Peace and Security Symposium on the Crisis in the States and Cities, delivered April 12th, 2011, in Washington, D.C. We meet today at a moment when the normally useful distinction between sense and nonsense seems to have disappeared on a

Claims that taxes on Big Oil will kill the economy and that US drilling is our only solution to high gas prices defy logic. Here’s why. It’s not pretty when several irrational ideas collide. On Thursday May 12, the Senate conducted a hearing to discuss the removal of a $2 billion per year tax break

FDR chose action to combat flooding and soil erosion that did much more than conserve land. The massive flooding that struck the Midwest in recent days has led a number of climatologists to argue that this event — along with the occurrence of similar floods in Australia, Pakistan and elsewhere — is further indication of