Opinion columnist at @washingtonpost. Previously econ reporter/moonlighting theater critic at @nytimes.

In the business world, diversity pays

jsonline.com — Can I pay to have quarters delivered to my door on laundry day? How do I find someone in this very bar who might be willing to have sex with me? How can I get home from a raucous night on the town if there are no taxis nearby?

In the business world, diversity pays. Really.

washingtonpost.com — Can I pay to have quarters delivered to my door on laundry day? How do I find someone in this very bar who might be willing to have sex with me? How can I get home from a raucous night on the town if there are no taxis nearby?
Jul 31, 2015

RT @LNUE: Where the bottom line & society get a leg up. In the business world, diversity pays. Really. @crampell wapo.st/1fMS1lH

Jul 31, 2015

Businesses lose big when they only solve the problems of young, urban, white dudes wapo.st/1fPqjVw @crampell

Jul 31, 2015

RT @drewharwell: Businesses lose big when they only solve the problems of young, urban, white dudes wapo.st/1fPqjVw @crampell

Why a Big Mac Costs Less Than a Salad

economix.blogs.nytimes.com — The Consumerist recently linked to this remarkable chart: The chart was put together by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, but its figures still, alas, look quite relevant. Thanks to lobbying, Congress chooses to subsidize foods that we're supposed to eat less of. Of course, there are surely other reasons why burgers are cheaper than salads.

Government does the job better

mysanantonio.com — Photo By Susan Walsh /Associated Press They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. We will soon find out whether our senators are truly insane.
Jul 30, 2015

Catherine Rampell: Government does the job better - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/opinion/commen…

Rampell: Again with failed idea of privatizing IRS collections?

sltrib.com — Perhaps more important, at least from a fiscal responsibility perspective, both times the program was scrapped because it actually cost taxpayers money on net, despite assurances ahead of time of the huge bounty it would lasso. The more recent period when privatization was piloted, from 2006 to 2009, Uncle Sam had been projected to gain more than $1 billion.

RAMPELL: A job that government does better - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Guest-columnists

richmond.com — Tucked into a dusty corner of the Senate's pending Highway Trust Fund bill is a zombie proposal to hire private debt-collection agencies to hound delinquent taxpayers on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has actually tried outsourcing tax-collection activities before, at Congress' behest. Twice, in fact, over the last two decades.

A job that government does better

jsonline.com — They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. We will soon find out whether our senators are truly insane. Tucked into a dusty corner of the Senate's pending Highway Trust Fund bill is a zombie proposal to hire private debt-collection agencies to hound delinquent taxpayers on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service.

A bad idea then and now

washingtonpost.com — They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and still expecting a different result. We will soon find out whether our senators are truly insane. Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post.
Jul 28, 2015

A proposal for IRS to hire private debt-collection agencies to hound delinquent taxpayers, why it may be a bad idea. cnb.cx/1Sc0tN3

Jul 28, 2015

RT @mikefricano: Brilliant and crystal clear column from @crampell! | The Senate’s wrongheaded IRS proposal wpo.st/ORHS0

Jul 28, 2015

RT @cdorobek: Reading @WashingtonPost oped: @crampell: The Senate’s wrongheaded #IRS proposal shrd.by/8DxdXA

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Catherine Rampell: Why do millennials reject politics? Because politics abandoned them.

dallasnews.com — In addition to being (obviously) the laziest, most narcissistic and most entitled generation ever, millennials have claimed for themselves yet another generational superlative: least likely to vote. A new report from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University finds that, in 2014, youth voter turnout fell to its lowest level on record.

Rampell: Where are the young voters?

sltrib.com — To be fair, voter turnout hit record lows across the board, not just among younger voters. But among the young, turnout fell especially steeply from an already low baseline. The question, of course, is why. Why is this generation, which seems to consider itself so socially conscious, leaving democracy behind?
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Jul 31, 2015

on the Seattle company that raised employee salary minimum to $70k, and the business it gained (and lost) as a result nyti.ms/1JVSLwR

Jul 31, 2015

.@macroadvisers: GOP-controlled Congress "is writing appropriations bills that imply enough fiscal drag to cause a growth recession in 2016"

Jul 31, 2015

RT @drewharwell: Businesses lose big when they only solve the problems of young, urban, white dudes wapo.st/1fPqjVw @crampell

Jul 31, 2015

RT @LNUE: Where the bottom line & society get a leg up. In the business world, diversity pays. Really. @crampell wapo.st/1fMS1lH

Jul 31, 2015

Athletes participating in 2016 Olympics in Brazil will essentially be swimming in "raw sewage." apne.ws/1Dcia8s

Jul 29, 2015

RT @TaxNegotiator: Fought this yrs ago & we'll kill this awful idea again. When I testified on IRS Restructuring it was issue in 1997 https…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @drdrbrockman: Worst. Idea. Ever. Excellent article by @crampell on the Senate's nutty idea of outsourcing IRS collections. twitter.com/crampell/statu…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @mattsteinglass: Privatising tax collection. Back to feudalism and satrapies! If it worked for the Bourbons and the Ottomans... twitter.com/crampell/statu…

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