cover of issue

January/February 2024

Available only in the print edition:


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    The Heavy, Unequal Burden of Student Debt

    Nick French

    The federal student loan payment restart is inflicting needless pain on millions of Americans. | Order this issue or subscribe.

  • Aiyaz thumb

    Ruined Rivers

    Mir Aiyaz

    The Hidden Crisis of Unchecked Mining in Kashmir | Order this issue or subscribe.

the regulars

  • editors’ note We Have the Power—How Will We Use It?
  • the short run
  • cartoon “The Raises They Want Are Literally Impossible!”
  • making sense Wealth, Inequality, and All That
  • 50th-anniversary reprint The Sound of Popular Economics
  • economy in numbers The Elimination of the Expanded Child Tax Credit
  • dr. dollar Inequality and Climate Change