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This is What I Mean

June 23rd, 2011

Re my principles for enacting good policies and avoiding bad ones, someone showed me this oped on how to link a repatriation tax holiday to capitalizing an infrastructure bank. Here’s the linkage mechanism: “In return for obtaining the cash infusion of overseas profits into the infrastructure bank, the Treasury would forgo taxation on a schedule… Read more

Slack Attack!

June 22nd, 2011

I’ve been working on explaining pictures like the one below, trying to understand why middle-class incomes so dramatically stopped tracking productivity growth. Productivity gains are society’s main path to improved living standards, but if those gains elude the middle class, it’s not a reach to say that the glue holding our society together starts to… Read more

More on the Squeeze

June 21st, 2011

The work I’ve been doing on the middle-class squeeze is for a hearing to be held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Thursday at 10.  (Webcast: http://help.senate.gov) Interestingly, most of the folks who are testifying are “real people” struggling with all the stuff I’ve been blogging about.   I think it’s great… Read more