Max Ehrenfreund

Washington, D.C.


Max Ehrenfreund wrote for Wonkblog and compiled Wonkbook, a daily policy newsletter. He left The Washington Post in July 2017.
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Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ for workers leaves a tough question unanswered

How to tax capital is one of the most important unresolved issues for the Democratic Party after its bruising defeat in November's election.

July 26, 2017

It’s not just banks anymore. Democrats want to break up all kinds of big business.

Democrats are laying out a new agenda for the economy in Berryville, Va., on Monday.

July 24, 2017

Former CBO directors in both parties defend the agency after White House attacks

Partisan criticism of the CBO is nearly as old as the agency itself, but criticisms from the Trump White House have been particularly pointed.

July 21, 2017

Researchers have a new theory for why companies are sitting on ungodly piles of cash

The cash hoarding is a comfortable spot for a company, but less so if you're out of work and looking for a job.

July 21, 2017

Here’s what health care looks like if Republicans’ Obamacare ‘repeal and delay’ plan succeeds

The Republican effort to repeal Obamacare has stalled out -- for now.

July 19, 2017

The country with the world’s most progressive taxes has the world’s highest income inequality

By one measure, it is the most unequal country in the world -- despite progressive tax policies.

July 16, 2017

Let’s take a look at how the CBO thinks Trump’s proposals stack up against Obama’s

The first official estimate for how Trump's proposals would affect the economy is out, and the results are mediocre.

July 14, 2017

Forecast of weak economic growth raises big questions about Trump’s populist agenda

The Congressional Budget Office casts doubt on whether the president’s spending proposal would eliminate the deficit.

July 13, 2017

The GOP’s under-the-radar tax break for the upper middle class

No one is quite sure how much money is at stake, but proponents say the change would help more people get insurance.

July 13, 2017