Archive for the ‘Poverty’ Category

Baltimore and Race-based Residential Segregation

May 1st, 2015

While the protests and riots in Baltimore in recent days were critically triggered by yet another death of a young black man interacting with the police, there are of course many other forces at work. Mike Fletcher, a journalist at the Washington Post, has made important contributions to the poverty/economics beat in recent years. But… Read more

Check it out, OTE’ers: The Reconnection Agenda is upon us!

April 24th, 2015

Read the intro to my new book, The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity, over at the WaPo PostEverything. Or better yet, download the whole damn book at let me know what you think. You can buy a hard copy–you know, with paper pages, here. [Here’s the cover, which I think is great, by Anthony… Read more

Middle Class Economics: Josh Barro nails some critical points

February 26th, 2015

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