Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

Strong job market, Obamacare helping to sharply lift low/middle-incomes and health coverage

September 13th, 2016

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

It’s all connected…4 referrals from today’s papers.

August 19th, 2016

Three articles, one blog post. First, Dean Baker points to this great Bloomberg article by former Fed regional bank pres Narayana Kocherlakota (NK) on how, since black unemployment typical runs 2x the overall rate, Fed policy is especially consequential for them (and other minorities). It’s really just the old adage that when the economy sniffles, less… Read more

House cleaning…and where’s Jared?

July 28th, 2016

Sorry, OTE’ers. I’ve been remiss. Not only have I failed to post much here of late, but I haven’t been providing links to posts I’ve placed elsewhere. EG, over at PostEverything: From today, a discussion about very recent wage trends. They’ve turned up due both to tighter job markets, a central prediction of so much… Read more