The High Cost of UnemploymentIt hurts the morale of a nation’s citizens, and austerity is no solution
Obama Needs a New Deal“Hope” and “change” are so 2008. Obama needs a better way to describe his second-term vision.
Narrative Over NumbersIt has been a long time since Americans have been this depressed about the economy.
Insuring Against Economic CollapseHow Japan and other nations can soften the blow when economic growth slows.
The Right Way to Do StimulusRaising taxes would lead to more spending and more demand. Really.
Deluded About DebtHow one misleading statistic has made investors, and politicians, irrationally afraid of debt.
The Next Bubble: FarmlandAll the usual signs are in place for a continued increase in the price of agricultural real estate.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.