Articles by: Ashesh Rambachan

A Progressive Free Trade

A Progressive Free Trade

“Senator Bernie Sanders has a free-trade problem or, more accurately, a problem with free trade. ” Is Sanders’ opposition to agreements like the TPP a sign of progressivism, or simple-minded economic protectionism?

Secular Stagnation and Inequality

Secular Stagnation and Inequality

Inequality is no longer off-limits within academic economics, and economists are now willing to tackle the questions about inequality that may prove to be important to more progressive agendas.

To Assess Obama’s Legacy, Look at Obamacare

To Assess Obama’s Legacy, Look at Obamacare

Despite the initial catastrophe of the Healthcare.gov rollout last fall, the implementation of Obamacare bounced back and represents nothing like the bureaucratic nightmare once feared by conservatives.

Deposit Insurance, Bank Runs and The Economist

Deposit Insurance, Bank Runs and The Economist

Every so often, the Economist publishes a piece from its editorial board that is simply astonishing—and not in a good way.

The Three Amigos and Mexican Oil Production

The Three Amigos and Mexican Oil Production

President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will travel to Toluca, Mexico on Wednesday for the annual, North American Leaders’ Summit, which aims to promote economic and security cooperation amongst the three nations.

Obamacare and the CBO: What’s all the fuss?

Obamacare and the CBO: What’s all the fuss?

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of conservative pundits grinding their axes in preparation for another round of ObamaCare bashing after the CBO published its report “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2014.”

Stop and Frisk: The Legal Challenges

Stop and Frisk: The Legal Challenges

Over the last few years, nothing has been more controversial in the American criminal justice system than the New York City Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy.

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Raise the Debt Ceiling

by Ashesh Rambachan Garbage in D.C? Still on the sidewalks. National parks? Closed. The National Zoo’s Panda Cam? Turned off.  On October 1st, Americans across the country awoke to find out that the federal government had shutdown because Congress had not passed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the […]

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What Debt Crisis? An Analysis of New CBO Budget Data

by Ashesh Rambachan The numbers are in. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its long-term budget outlook for 2013, predicting the federal government’s budget deficit and the United States’ debt-to-GDP ratio until 2038. Of course, these predictions should be taken with a grain of salt, as economic predictions tend to religiously […]