Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart is a novelist, best known for Wag the Dog. He's also been a journalist, political consultant, a commercial producer and director. 

US & Canada

Addiction in the US: A corporate morality crisis

Big pharma's ruthless marketing of opioid painkillers has generated billions of dollars - and millions of addicts.

Addiction in the US: A corporate morality crisis

Business & Economy

Let's talk about Trump's tax plan

Trump's plan is advertised - mostly by Trump - as great for the middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Let's talk about Trump's tax plan

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders has a healthcare plan for the US

And it may just work.

Bernie Sanders has a healthcare plan for the US

US & Canada

The spectre of 'pre-emptive' war

The US could be heading for another 'pre-emptive' war and another overwhelming disaster.

The spectre of 'pre-emptive' war

Environment

'Clean cars' will save us from climate change deniers

The world is turning to clean energy and so is the car industry, ignoring Trump and his climate change deniers.

'Clean cars' will save us from climate change deniers

Republican Party

When Trump makes us nostalgic for the Bush years

How did the Republican Party move from Dwight Eisenhower to Donald Trump?

When Trump makes us nostalgic for the Bush years

Health

Revelations from the ridiculous

Or how in America no one dies from having no access to healthcare.

Revelations from the ridiculous

United States

Bombs away! Wag that dog!

On Donald Trump's Wag the Dog moment.

Bombs away! Wag that dog!

Republican Party

The banality of the American freedom

Anything that's done in the name of 'liberty' and 'freedom' is just a mythic reflection of the privilege of the few.

The banality of the American freedom

Donald Trump

All politicians lie but it's better if not mentioned

We don't need to be relativistic about it, we don't need to introduce knee-jerk equivalences, we just need objectivity.

All politicians lie but it's better if not mentioned

Business & Economy

Some free truths about free trade

The reality is that all successful economies grew up behind walls of protectionism.

Some free truths about free trade

Politics

The trouble with democracy

The year 2016 does not have the best track record in nascent and mature democracies across the world.

The trouble with democracy