Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

Faster productivity growth would be great. I’m just not at all sure we can count on it to lift middle-class incomes.

April 21st, 2015

Recently, a number of economists and commentators have suggested that faster productivity growth would be a big way to boost the income of middle-class households. I’m all for faster productivity growth, though I’d argue no one knows how to reliably make it happen. But given the wedge of inequality between productivity and low and middle… Read more

Val Wilson on the impact of full employment on racial wage and job gaps

April 8th, 2015

Like any good parent, I equally adore all of the papers written for our most recent full employment event. In this post over at PostEverything, I (with help from Ben Spielberg) summarize the findings from Valerie Wilson’s excellent paper on the disproportionate benefits of tight labor markets to African-American workers. The stuff about unemployment ratios… Read more