Baylen Linnekin discusses the cause of obesity, which might not simply be calories.
Russell Saunders defends obesity as a public health problem and offers some responses to those skeptical of measures to combat it.
Corporations and their advertising work very hard to make our kids fat, argues Jennifer Harris, and it's time we did something about it.
Matthew Feeney argues that the right response to the rise of the sharing economy is often to deregulate legacy industries like taxi monopolies.
Dean Baker points out how sharing economy companies have often received special favors. He suggests what a truly level playing field might look like.
Sharing economies do not exist, says Avi Asher-Schapiro. The glowing term really denotes downward mobility for the middle class.
Firms like Uber and Lyft are already writing very comfortable regulations for themselves, rules that lock out competitors and hurt consumers.
Matthew Feeney asks critics of the sharing economy to clarify some of their complaints.
Dean Baker argues that Uber generates serious problems, but that regulations to fix them will not be very hard to implement.
Dean Baker proposes writing safety standards into law for all hired cars, taxi and rideshare alike.