Around the Web

Check out these recent articles from around the web:

How to Tax Our Way Back to Justice by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: “It is absurd that the working class is now paying higher tax rates than the richest people in America.”

Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore by Judith Shulevitz: “Our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society.”

The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You by David Leonhardt: “For the first time on record, the 400 wealthiest Americans last year paid a lower total tax rate — spanning federal, state and local taxes — than any other income group, according to newly released data.”

I’m a Climate Scientist Who Believes in God. Hear Me Out. by Katharine Hayhoe: “Global warming will strike hardest against the very people we’re told to love: the poor and vulnerable.”

The 2010s Broke Our Sense Of Time by Katherine Miller: “The touch and taste of the 2010s was nonlinear acceleration: always moving, always faster, but torn this way and that way, pushed forward, and pulled back under.”

What’s Next After Catholic Colleges Decline? by Timothy O’Malley: “If the search for truth is integral to education, then love is the engine that drives this process of inquiry.”

Rubio’s ‘common-good capitalism’ considered by Stephen Schneck: “So what are we to make of Rubio’s common-good capitalism? As Catholics, should we be flattered that the church’s social teachings are invoked in the senator’s economic conversion? I think not. Common good capitalism owes much more to President Donald Trump’s “America First” populism and today’s angry GOP base than it does to Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum.”

Americans have a massive blind spot on drug use in Latin America by Brian Winter: “We’ve got to find a way to talk about the morality of recreational drug use and the consequences for people who live in faraway countries, who are almost always more vulnerable than consumers are, without being dismissed as a prude, a killjoy — or the kind of person you’d never, ever want to sit next to on your way home from a blowout bachelor party.”

An uprising in Iraq is the broadest in decades. It’s posing an alarming threat to Baghdad and Tehran. by Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim: “A new generation raised in the shadow of the U.S.-led invasion is rising, and politicians from Baghdad to Tehran have been caught on the back foot.”

Chile Woke Up’: Dictatorship’s Legacy of Inequality Triggers Mass Protests by Amanda Taub: “Inequality is still deeply entrenched. Chile’s middle class is struggling with high prices, low wages, and a privatized retirement system that leaves many older people in bitter poverty. And a series of corruption and tax-evasion scandals have eroded faith in the country’s political and corporate elite.”