J Bradford DeLong

The writer is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

September 5, 2016
September 5, 2016

The economic trend is our friend

The world economy is a more equal place for the average individual today than it was in 1980. This is partly thanks to a series of strong leaders, such as those in China since Deng Xiaoping, and in...

July 31, 2016
July 31, 2016

A brief history of (in)equality

The Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen recently gave a talk in Lisbon about inequality that demonstrated one of the virtues of being a scholar of economic history.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

Which thinkers will define our future?

What will be taught in the social theory courses of, say, 2070? What canon – written today or still forthcoming – will those who end their careers in the 2070s wish that they had used when they...

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Debunking America's populist narrative

One does not need to be particularly good at hearing to decipher the dog whistles being used during this year's election campaign in the United States.