A few weeks ago, Jason Furman and I participated in one of those Intelligence Squared debates on the premise that the Universal Basic Income is the safety net of the future. We were opposed and that has surprised some of my friends and colleagues who figured I would be for a UBI. We’re hoping to… Read more
In testimony today, I talked about a) barriers that block people’s opportunities, hurting their mobility and living standards, b) short- and long-term policy solutions, c) what NOT to do if we want to boost opportunity. Check it out.
Over at WaPo. Later this week, I’ll post an extensive set of policy ideas to reduce these barriers, but in the meantime, here’s Ben S and I at The American Prospect with some ambitious big-think on a simple progressive agenda: Jobs and Medicare for All. Or JAMFA, if you like, though that sounds a bit… Read more
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