Commentary | Craig Gurian | Federalism, Law
July 5, 2012 — The triumph of the Union in the American Civil War represented a new beginning for us as a single nation, not simply a federation of states.  Linguistically, we went from “these United...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Budget deficit, Economy, Role of government, Taxes
June 18, 2012 — A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the long-term budget outlook for the U.S. from now until 2037 has reheated deficit hysteria, with the Romney campaign...view
Commentary | Remapping Debate | Markets
 From the lead article in the business section of the May 7, 2012 edition of The New York Times: “Markets will not attack France right away,” said Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, a research fellow at the...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Aging, Population
May 2, 2012 — Of all the fantasies indulged in by a society speeding toward self-destruction, none is as consequential as the idea that continuing growth — both in population and size of our economy...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Politics, Redistricting
Mar. 14, 2012 — He’s just the Governor of New York who boasts a 69 percent approval rating according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll.  With an adoring press corps singing the praises of his...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Civil rights, Education, Law, Race
Feb. 28, 2012 — The news that the Supreme Court is going to be hearing another affirmative action case has advocates of affirmative action deeply worried. The New York Times article that reported the...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Cultural values
Feb. 22, 2012 — Do all cultures celebrate cheating as much as we do? Has “getting away with it” always thrilled us to the extent it does now? I’ll concede in advance the danger of falling into the...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Economy, Labor
Jan. 25, 2012 —The chilling investigative piece by Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher in Sunday’s New York Times left no doubt about how Apple thinks about manufacturing and jobs, and, by extension,...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Alternative models, Labor
Jan. 11, 2012 — In our last edition, we contrasted the way that German automakers operate in the United States with how they operate in Germany. A tale of two systems, reported by my colleague Kevin...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Politics
Nov. 16, 2011 — Yesterday’s “clearing” of the site of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York is for many a moment to reflect on what protests can and cannot accomplish. There is little...view