I’m rushing out but allow me to refer you to this weedy but important piece from Harold Meyeson in this AMs WaPo (Harold has been on a real tear lately, writing with great depth and clarity about the nexus of policy and inequality). Harold’s piece is about these “Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions included in every significant trade… Read more
Over at the Upshot, with links to much new and compelling evidence.
Not hard to do–and nothing against either of those big brains–but I’m confuzzled by this post from Brad. The question–or at least one of the questions–is a) whether there’s hysteresis in play and b) whether reverse hysteresis can be invoked to repair some of the damage. I’m too rushed to go into explanations of terms… Read more
They’re out and I’ve got an extensive analysis up at PostEverything. For here, some highlights. –The poverty rate fell more than I expected last year–down half-a-percentage point from 15% in 2012 to 14.5% in 2013. It was fully driven by a sharp decline in child poverty rate, which fell almost two percentage points, from 21.8%… Read more
Over at PostEverything. With a none-too-subtle nudge to the administration re setting the new OT threshold high enough to make a real difference.