They Should Only Swim the Fast Way

Alex Pareene and Hamilton Nolan · 08/09/16 02:00PM

Close watchers of the Olympic games will notice that there are swimming medals awarded for four different “strokes.” That’s three strokes too many and we’ll tell you why.

Public Dogs

Hamilton Nolan · 08/08/16 02:25PM

Maybe you like dogs but you can’t have a dog. That’s where public dogs come in.

Tax Weed, Save the Homeless

Hamilton Nolan · 07/13/16 08:30AM

Life is not all about sitting around “getting high” and daydreaming about saving the world and having hot sex at the same time. Life is about tax policy—that’s where the action is.

The Best Sin Tax Is a Carbon Tax

Hamilton Nolan · 04/15/16 10:50AM

Sin taxes, which states levy on things like cigarettes and booze and gambling, are popular with just about everyone. So why the fuck haven’t we established the single smartest sin tax of all?

Give Everyone Money

Hamilton Nolan · 02/24/16 02:53PM

The economy, both at home and abroad, needs stimulating. Governments have been trying to do this since the 2008 recession, without full success. Is it time to just... give everyone some money?

Can We Get a Carbon Tax Already? 

Hamilton Nolan · 12/01/15 09:45AM

The easiest, fastest, and most effective way to slow down the carbon emissions causing climate change is to put a price on carbon—to institute a carbon tax. Will we get one?