Someone asked me to post them, so here they are: First, just so this doesn’t get lost in the mix, let me say why I think these data are so important. After all, given that they’re for last year, they don’t exactly move markets. What’s the big deal? The big deal is that these Census… Read more
I’ve got a longer piece out at WaPo, but let me highlight a few things here re the Census Bureau’s release this AM of poverty, income, and health coverage data for 2015. Though these data are for last year and thus don’t move markets, they’re important as they provide a rare, granular look at the… Read more
Tomorrow the Census Bureau releases its annual report that allows us to drill down on how many different family types are doing in the current expansion. I’ve written up my expectations over at WaPo. As you see, I believe the combination of very low inflation last year and the tightening job market will have lowered… Read more
I know–why predict 2015 outcomes. That’s last year, right? Right. But the Census Bureau publishes estimates of household income and poverty results with a lag. This year, their results for 2015 will come out on Sept. 13. I’ll write them up that day, as is my wont, but for reasons I can’t explain, I always… Read more
There are lots of nuanced dynamics afoot in the political economy right now. I try to understand a few of them in today’s WaPo.