Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

A muscular retort from Larry M to Matt Y

July 29th, 2015

One of the more important pictures of inequality is the one you see here showing the growing gap between productivity growth and some version of the pay or income of the median worker or family. Larry Mishel and I noted the divergence beginning the early 1990s, recognizing it as a symptom of growing inequality. Over at… Read more

Where’s JB?…and the troubled state of retirement security

July 18th, 2015

Hey, OTE’ers, ready for another round of “where’s JB?” I took the photo below on a bit of a jog yesterday from somewhere within these here United States (somewhere very beautiful). As usual, the winner gets to pick the music for a Friday interlude. I’m here in ____ talking about the precarious state of financial… Read more

How to listen to HRC’s big economics speech tomorrow

July 12th, 2015

Ariel: [about Leopold] He taught me a lot… Andrew: Like what? Ariel: Like how to listen to Mozart. Andrew: With your ears, right? –from Woody Allen’s “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” Hillary Clinton is poised to give an important speech tomorrow (Monday) explaining her diagnosis and prescriptions on the U.S. economy, with a focus on wage stagnation and… Read more