Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

Where’s JB?

June 29th, 2016

It’s summer, which means I hit the road to preach the progressive econ gospel to anyone with a town hall and a PowerPt projector. Anyone recognize where I am tonight? Be there and be square!

Bernie v. Jeffrey

April 8th, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Jeffrey Immelt had a bit of a dustup over the past couple of days. For the details, links, and some really trenchant analysis, see Jeff Spross here. Basically, Sanders went after GE as a bad corporate actor, a serial tax avoider, and an outsourcer. He said something about the firm eroding “the… Read more

Five simple formulas that capture today’s economic challenges and solutions.

March 21st, 2016

Contemporary economics is often criticized for being too mathematical. How can we really capture the complex dynamics of what’s happening in people’s economic lives with a bunch of formulas? In fact, the point of all the math is to distill people’s complex experiences down to something we can model, understand, measure, and maybe predict. Yes,… Read more