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Links referenced in a recent talk

January 6th, 2019

I recently spoke to members of Congress and referenced a number of pieces. Here are the links to those pieces. What are some ideas for lowering the growth of health costs? See the section starting on pg. 11 of this testimony. On our lack of investment in quality, affordable pre-K, and how we’re an international… Read more

Blog repair…and a request for questions.

December 16th, 2018

I’ve been remiss in keeping up with this blog. While I still post here–especially stuff that’s too technical to go elsewhere and my write-up of the monthly jobs numbers–I’ve taken to posting most weekly takes on this or that to my PostEverything WaPo column. In the old days, however, I used to post a link… Read more

Nick Hanauer’s Progressive Labor Standards: A bold idea to do more than just repair the damage.

December 11th, 2018

According to Wikipedia, Nick Hanauer is “an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist.” True, but very incomplete. Hanauer is also a prominent progressive thinker, advocate, funder, and writer. I’ll get to the purpose of this post in a moment (to amplify a new piece out today in the journal Democracy) but I’ve long appreciated Hanauer’s ability to frame… Read more