Archive for the ‘Income’ Category

My talk to the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

December 12th, 2014

It was my privilege last night to give the keynote presentation at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network’s 10th anniversary party. Why me? Because when they started out a decade ago, I recognized what a great idea they had and tried to help a bit. What they’ve accomplished since then is remarkable and gives me hope for… Read more

Higher inequality any way you cut it: a review of CBOs updated comprehensive income series.

November 24th, 2014

My CBPP colleague Ben Spielberg and I poured through the update of the CBO’s invaluable comprehensive income series. Here’s are the key findings but please be sure to see our full report here. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently updated their series on the distribution of household income and federal taxes, providing important new information… Read more

A misleading critique of my inequality and growth analysis

September 29th, 2014

Sorry, but Steve Roth’s critique of my Inequality and Growth paper for CAP is misleading and inaccurate. Moreover, he had to work pretty hard to miss my points linking inequality to macro-instability and thus persistent periods of weak growth. Not only does Roth somehow miss my emphasis on what I think are critically important linkages… Read more