In Their 80s, and Living It Up (or Not)

  Credit…Matthew Monteith for The New York Times To the Editor: Re “Living My Life Again,” by Katharine Esty (Opinion guest essay, Sunday Review, Nov. 21): Dr. Esty, who is 87, put he...

Spending as if the Future Matters

For centuries, America has invested taxpayer money in its future. Public funds built physical infrastructure, from the Erie Canal to the interstate highway system. We invested in human capital, too: ...

Liberal Hypocrisy Is Fueling Inequality

It’s easy to blame the other side. And for many Democrats, it’s obvious that Republicans are thwarting progress toward a more equal society. But what happens when Republicans aren’t standing in the w...

Elon Musk’s Extraterrestrial Capitalism

But Muskism has earlier origins, too, including in Mr. Musk’s own biography. Much of Muskism is descended from the technocracy movement that flourished in North America in the 1930s and that had as a...

Tax the Rich, Help America’s Children

Democrats may — may — finally be about to agree on a revenue and spending plan. It will clearly be smaller than President Biden’s original proposal, and much smaller than what progressives wanted. It...

The Unvaccinated May Not Be Who You Think

We know from research into human behavior but also just common sense that in such situations, face-saving can be crucial. In fact, that’s exactly why the mandates may be working so well. If all the u...