An extended piece, co-authored with Ben Spielberg, on what public policy can do to help increase the mobility of those on the wrong side of the inequality divide, over at the Atlantic (note cute picture above lead). This work led me to do a deep dive into the rich economic mobility literature. I’ll have more to… Read more
…especially about the future, and even more so about the future of work. But I poke around in the darkness a bit over at PostEverything.
Very simple. You just show up at the Center for American Progress this Thurs, 5/28, from noon to 1, for a discussion of my latest book, The Reconnection Agenda, Reuniting Growth and Prosperity. We’ve got an awesome panel lined up: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Jamelle Bouie, Staff Writer at… Read more
Sorry, nothing prurient. Just a quick observation and reading/listening assignments for serious OTE’ers on some material that I will return to shortly with the necessary time and attention. Over the past few days, in three separate (though intimately connected) debates in which I take part, I’ve come across writers emphasizing the critical importance of getting… Read more
Here’s a timely result from a new NBC/WSJ poll out today: Which concerns you more: the income gap between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country or middle and working class Americans not being able to get ahead financially? Income gap between the wealthy and the rest of the country: 28% Middle and… Read more