One wants to avoid being an economic reductionist, as in balanced growth, full employment, more broadly shared prosperity would fix everything. Of course, it wouldn’t. But based on contemporary and historical accounts, it would be likely to help a lot. And I’m not just talking living standards. I’m talking politics, turnout, tolerance, and more. Over… Read more
If you’re someone who worries about ample revenues to meet the challenges we face now and in the future, or you think we have enough market-driven inequality without the tax system making it worse, then you cannot be especially sanguine about the tax plans of the R’s running for president. But Sen. Rubio’s plan, which… Read more
Over at the Wapo. And like it says, tetelahs, share your favorite Yiddishisms with the rest of us.
Over at WaPo. Actually, the Census income and poverty results for 2014–poverty was unchanged from 2013 and remains elevated at 14.8% and real median household income was also flat–seem a bit too pessimistic to me given what we know about jobs and wages in 2014 so I focused more on longer term trends. Another reason… Read more
I participated in this panel at the Aspen Inst. the other day on the freelance/gig/sharing/1099/on-demand economy…or whatever you want to call it. I had a lot to say about it as did other with lots of varied experiences. Check it out.