Social Security is on track to go broke in 11 years, creating hardship for the 80 million Americans who need it. Congress must act now to prevent the crisis, SIEPR Director Mark Duggan writes in The Hill.
In a post-pandemic scenario, NYC officials might look to raise taxes to make up for losses, but “this can start the spiral of death,” warns SIEPR's Nick Bloom. “Taxes go up, rich people leave. Taxes go up more, more rich people leave.”
"I think the end result that most players are looking for here is not IP waiver in particular, it's expanded global access to the vaccines," says law professor and SIEPR senior fellow Lisa Larrimore Ouellette.
SIEPR's Lawrence Goulder addresses environmental justice concerns and makes the case in this op-ed that "a carbon tax is inherently progressive, narrowing the income gap between rich and poor households."