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Inequality, technology, globalization, and the false assumptions that sustain current inequities

December 22nd, 2016

Here’s a great interview with inequality scholar Branko Milanovic wherein he brings a much-needed historical and international perspective to the debate (h/t: C. Marr). Many of Branko’s points are familiar to my readers: yes, increased trade has upsides, for both advanced and emerging economies. But it’s not hard to find significant swaths hurt by globalization,… Read more

A lot of Trump voters will be hurt by a lot of Trump’s policies

December 16th, 2016

Over at WaPo on jobs and tax cuts. And here’s a new CBPP piece showing who, by income class, benefits from repealing Obamacare. Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would provide large, lopsided tax cuts to households with annual incomes over $1 million, just-released data from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC)… Read more