Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

On Inequality: Why Now?

December 6th, 2011

Starting at the Economic Policy Institute in the early 1990s, I and others, like Larry Mishel, have been writing about growing inequality, trying to amplify and elevate the issue. It now appears to be elevated.  The CBO did an authoritative study of the US case, the OECD just followed up with an international version, and… Read more

Why Has Inequality Gone Up So Much?

December 1st, 2011

[This is #2 in my series on inequality, starting here.] The main reason—the outer layer of the onion, if you will—is the diminished ability of most Americans to claim as much of the economy’s growth as they once did. I’ll explain what I mean by that in a moment, but it may sound like a… Read more