I’ve got a piece in WaPo this AM on the Trump stock market rally and what it tells you about the current dynamic, where the markets are just shaking off the fact that DC is pretty much in chaos. While I stress the skewed distributional implications of what’s going on… But broadly speaking, to answer… Read more
Over at WaPo. The piece focuses, in part, on the shift from DB to DC pensions and the ensuant hit to retirement security. On that theme, OTE’ers get special access to some revealing figures shared with me by EPI’s retirement security expert, Monique Morrissey, like this one. It shows that DC’s are both a lot… Read more
Here’s a great interview with inequality scholar Branko Milanovic wherein he brings a much-needed historical and international perspective to the debate (h/t: C. Marr). Many of Branko’s points are familiar to my readers: yes, increased trade has upsides, for both advanced and emerging economies. But it’s not hard to find significant swaths hurt by globalization,… Read more
I wrote about some of the findings from this new paper for a WaPo post this AM, but there’s a ton more to be said about it, as the authors have created a very rich data set on US income. My point this AM was that these data–and more about the data in a moment–strongly… Read more
Some folks from the excellent audience at Wash U’s Brown School of Social Work conference last week asked for the slides from my presentation: here they are.