Over at WaPo. Actually, the Census income and poverty results for 2014–poverty was unchanged from 2013 and remains elevated at 14.8% and real median household income was also flat–seem a bit too pessimistic to me given what we know about jobs and wages in 2014 so I focused more on longer term trends. Another reason… Read more
I try to make sure to provide links here to stuff I write for other sites but fall down on that job sometimes. Here are a few I think I missed: A couple of pieces on the current economic outlook with lots of neat graphics. A piece linking the Fed’s big question to the Clash’s… Read more
Hey, OTE’ers, ready for another round of “where’s JB?” I took the photo below on a bit of a jog yesterday from somewhere within these here United States (somewhere very beautiful). As usual, the winner gets to pick the music for a Friday interlude. I’m here in ____ talking about the precarious state of financial… Read more
I’ve been pulled in many directions, including writing testimony for next week. So light posting at best. Two quick points. TPP: Here’s a good e.g. of what this trade deal is really about. The piece explains how the U.S. negotiators of the deal backed down a bit on measures to protect the patents of our… Read more
…and why there are few falsities that some politicians repeat that are more invidious than the one about losing the war on poverty. Over at PostEverything.