OK, I know some consider this Mozart piano sonata as just a simple ditty for kids to work out on (Mozart himself described it as “for beginners”). But I found an old CD of it the other day played by none other than my fav pianist for this sort of thing–Alicia De Larrocha–and upon listening… Read more
There’s a reason for that. They don’t work! Over at PostEverything.
Josh Barro does an excellent job describing many of the key points about the challenges of crafting what politicians are calling “middle-class economics.” As I see it, they’re talking about policies that reconnect overall economic growth and the prosperity of the middle class. Though median household incomes have been rising in recent years, as best… Read more
I just got back from presenting this text and these figures at a this Senate forum on inequality, mobility, and middle-class prosperity and the lack thereof, with a heavy emphasis on policy. The project is the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Elijah Cummings, and I strongly recommend listening to what they had to… Read more
I don’t think you need a crystal ball to predict that whoever runs for president in 2016 will have some sort of tax cut at the heart of their platform, probably targeted at the middle class, and I’m talking both D’s and R’s. It will likely be pitched as a response to middle-class wage and… Read more