Over at PostEverything. As I say in the piece, I can’t get through a presentation of this material without someone asking the completely reasonable question: what makes you think any of this stuff has a snowball’s chance of Congressional support? One could argue: well, the pendulum will swing back and we need to have a… Read more
I respond to Megan McArdle…it would appear that we have different reference points for evaluating living standards and even liberty!
David Brooks can’t resist the old DC one-step. People who say “education is really important, but it’s not the only determinant of wage growth” become people who disparage the importance of education. Clearly, education matters a great deal but so too does bargaining power, political power, and absence of precisely those forces on behalf of those on… Read more
I just got back from presenting this text and these figures at a this Senate forum on inequality, mobility, and middle-class prosperity and the lack thereof, with a heavy emphasis on policy. The project is the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Elijah Cummings, and I strongly recommend listening to what they had to… Read more
I don’t think you need a crystal ball to predict that whoever runs for president in 2016 will have some sort of tax cut at the heart of their platform, probably targeted at the middle class, and I’m talking both D’s and R’s. It will likely be pitched as a response to middle-class wage and… Read more