One of the things I talk a lot about on these pages is the need for policy to reconnect economic growth to middle-class prosperity. There are a number of policy approaches to attacking that fundamental problem of the US economy. I’ve often stressed full employment as a solution, a goal that should appeal to people… Read more
I do a fair number of presentations around the key questions of the inequality story in the US: how much is there, why does it matter, and what can we do about it? So Ben Spielberg and I put together a comprehensive presentation on the issue along with a robust set of references if you… Read more
Over at PostEverything, riffing off of Jeb Bush’s recent announcement to “…actively explore the possibility of running for President” which I think is how you signal your funders to prepare to crack open their vaults.
Here’s an argument–raising the federal gas tax that’s been stuck at $0.18/gallon since 1993–that IMHO should be highly resonant right now with progressives, environmentalists, fiscally responsible types, those with common sense, and anyone else I’ve left out. Anyway, it’s over at PostEverything. There’s even some bipartisan support for the idea. Let me add two pictures… Read more