Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Have you made the reconnection? No?! Well, here’s how to fix that.

May 26th, 2015

Very simple. You just show up at the Center for American Progress this Thurs, 5/28, from noon to 1, for a discussion of my latest book, The Reconnection Agenda, Reuniting Growth and Prosperity. We’ve got an awesome panel lined up: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Jamelle Bouie, Staff Writer at… Read more

LA goes big on the min wg

May 22nd, 2015

Over at the WaPo…as per the minimum wage literature, it’s an “out-of-sample” increase, which means we’ll need to monitor its outcomes. It’s also a pretty inspiring development, if you ask me.

Super Models

May 21st, 2015

Sorry, nothing prurient. Just a quick observation and reading/listening assignments for serious OTE’ers on some material that I will return to shortly with the necessary time and attention. Over the past few days, in three separate (though intimately connected) debates in which I take part, I’ve come across writers emphasizing the critical importance of getting… Read more

What we’re arguing about when we’re arguing about trade deals.

May 18th, 2015

One problem in this whole debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership is that we lose the forest for the trees. We end up arguing about trade deals—and worse, a deal almost no one has read (because it’s negotiated in secret)—as opposed to the broader underlying issues of the economic impact of trade from the perspective of… Read more