…to stuff in faraway lands. EG, here’s a piece in the NY Daily News wherein I argue that for all the voices proclaiming that Trump’s really nasty and thoroughly mathematically challenged first budget is “dead-on-arrival” in the Congress, that’s unfortunately not quite accurate. Why not? Because “virtually every priority in Trump’s budget is one that Republicans… Read more
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