Chrystia Freeland

The sorrow and the pity of Obama’s budget

By Chrystia Freeland
April 11, 2013

Pity Barack Obama. Everything in his life experience prepared him to be the president who would take on the big challenge of the 21st century: rising income inequality and the hollowing out of the middle class.

Putting the magnifying glass on the one percent

By Chrystia Freeland
February 8, 2013

Academics can be dismissive of the concerns of the popular media. But when it comes to the growth of the super-rich, the tabloids may have gotten it right.

Taxes: How low can you go?

By Chrystia Freeland
May 24, 2012

Are your taxes too high? When Gallup asked that question in April, tax month in the United States, 46 percent said they were. An additional 47 percent said their taxes were “about right.” Just 3 percent said their taxes were too low.