Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

Christopher Ingraham

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Recent articles by Christopher:

Attorney General Barr’s memo comes at a time of deep distrust in the executive branch

This weekend Attorney General William Barr released a memo summarizing the results of a special prosecutor’s investigation of President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Barr wrote that he intends “to release as much of the Special Counsel’s report as I can consistent with applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies," but that didn’t stop Democrats in… → Read More

Americans are getting more miserable, and there’s data to prove it

Even as the United States economy improved after the end of the Great Recession, the report said, happiness among adults did not rebound and continues a slow decline ongoing since at least 2000. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the electoral college. Here’s how it could actually happen — sort of

An initiative to elect the president based on the popular vote is already just a few states away from becoming a reality. → Read More

Operation Varsity Blues: Data show why some parents might take big risks to get their kids in the “right” college

Just look at the earnings data. → Read More

A new explanation for the stubborn persistence of the racial wealth gap

A new analysis aims to upend conventional wisdom about why black wealth lags so far behind. → Read More

Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes stand out at a time of unprecedented airline safety

Despite Trump's suggestion that "air planes are becoming far too complex to fly," global air traffic fatalities are near record-low levels. → Read More

2019 is shaping up to be the worst year for measles since 1992, CDC data show

The 206 cases in January and February already surpass annual totals for most of the past decade. → Read More

Household net worth falls by largest amount since the Great Recession, new Fed data shows

The drop is because of the poor performance of the stock market in the fourth quarter of 2018. → Read More

State and local taxes are making the rich even richer, according to a new analysis

Many state and local tax codes are regressive by design and contributing to income inequality. → Read More

The top tax rate has been cut six times since 1980 — usually with Democrats’ help

Republicans often get credit for cutting taxes on the rich, but Democrats have played a big role, too. → Read More

The race for shareholder profits has left workers in the dust, according to new research

Over the past four decades, companies have increasingly diverted profits from their employees to their shareholders, driving wage stagnation and inequality. → Read More

Income inequality is rising so fast our data can’t keep up

The latest data show incomes continue to take off at the top, which is no surprise. But economists are increasingly concerned about what they don't show. → Read More

Your friends’ social media posts are making you spend more money, researchers say

In the social media era, it's easier than ever to watch your friends and neighbors spend money. That "visibility bias" may be partly to blame for the falling savings rate, according to new research. → Read More

Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year

The company paid no taxes for the second year in a row despite roughly doubling its profits. → Read More

A $300 billion business tax break meant to raise wages is instead helping companies replace workers with machines, study says

A cautionary tale about what happens when you make capital cheaper than labor. → Read More

The tax code treats all 1 percenters the same. It wasn’t always this way.

Looking at where the brackets fall, rather than what the rates are, tells an interesting story. → Read More

Wealth concentration returning to ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ according to new research

The U.S. wealth distribution more closely resembles that of Russia and China than the United Kingdom and France. → Read More

People like the estate tax a whole lot more when they learn how wealth is distributed

While taxing income and wealth are popular among voters, the estate tax has always been a tougher sell. → Read More

Over 60 percent of voters — including half of Republicans — support Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's income tax proposal is less popular. → Read More

Republicans support higher taxes on the super-rich, according to a Fox News survey

Generally speaking, soaking the rich enjoys bipartisan support. → Read More