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Matt Bruenig

Matt Bruenig writes about poverty, inequality, and economic justice at Demos, Salon, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and The Week. He is a Texas native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
 

Politics

Hobby Lobby will not lead us down a slippery slope of religious exemptions

U.S.

The myth of Big Government in the Redskins trademark case

U.S.

Even making college free wouldn't reduce America's wealth gap

U.S.

The case for term-limiting Supreme Court justices

Business

Don't worry: Homeownership can still be a great investment

U.S.

Law schools don't help the poor get rich — they help the rich stay rich

U.S.

The case for killing law school

U.S.

The one part of the charity vs. social welfare argument that everyone ignores

U.S.

When pundits blamed white people for a 'culture of poverty'

U.S.

The big myth about income inequality that just won't die

U.S.

America should jack up its top tax rate to 70 percent

U.S.

America should have a public option for everything

U.S.

The intellectual bankruptcy of claiming the poor merely 'envy' the rich

U.S.

If you want kids to fail, stop making failure so horrible

Politics

The rich don't need extra votes to hold tremendous influence in D.C.

Politics

Why U.S. conservatives should embrace socialist, European-style economics

U.S.

America should treat all poor people as well as it treats poor veterans

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