The Apportionment Clause forbids a direct tax on wealth. Expanding the 16th Amendment would not only allow such a tax but abolish slavery's last remnant in the US Constitution as well.
Although US debt may be at eye-popping levels, an economist explains why it shouldn't keep you up at night.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has new aspirations in Africa in pursuit of his country's assertiveness in the global arena.
In a return to realism, geopolitical headwinds challenge the US-led campaign against international corporate corruption.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
The latest survey by IAFEI, Duke University and Grenoble Ecole de Management indicate that nearly half of US CFOs believe the nation's economy will enter a recession by the end of 2019
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar's preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
The Federal Reserve opted to lift interest rates in a snub to stock investors who have been bleeding red for more than two months.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.
The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
The significant churn in the Trump administration has caused confusion in foreign policymaking. In contrast, Bush's presidency was marked by collegiality, which contributed to many successes.
The refugee and migration compacts are not perfect, but they offer the chance for countries to do better by people on the move, and should be joined.
The Donald Trump administration is repelling asylum-seekers by any means necessary, treating them as invaders and using military rhetoric to demonize them. It's time for reality to prevail.
As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.
George H.W. Bush, who has passed away aged 94, was US president when the world began grasping the climate issue in earnest. But he was pivotal in setting the US on a course of blocking climate action.
During the November 4 US midterm elections, the candidates had to take into account the growing concern of many voters, across party lines, about climate change.