Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

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

Odds and Ends

December 6th, 2016

–I continue to earnestly and ploddingly try to find the way back to Factville. Over at WaPo. –More on the seriously botched decision by a Texas judge to enjoin/block the new overtime rule that should have gone into effect a few days ago (Dec 1). Over at Vox. –Readers know my take on Trump’s Carrier… Read more