Early next week, I’ll have a piece out on the ongoing debt crisis in Puerto Rico which strongly urges Congress to act before restructuring morphs into bailout. But in the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about this issue from the absolutely brilliant John Oliver. If only I could be 1/10th this entertaining when… Read more
Over at WaPo with some important links to materials you might have missed.
Here’s is a great deck by Mark Pearson from the OECD from the National Academy of Social Insurance conference yesterday. Pearson compares inequality across various countries, as well as the extent and impact of taxes and transfers on market-based income dispersion. He covers a ton of great stuff here but misses a chance to make… Read more
…is a terrible idea that would do to SNAP’s invaluable countercyclical function what welfare reform did to TANF’s. That’s the point of this piece over at WaPo this AM. Because I wrote this on Sunday and didn’t want to spend the whole day futzing with data, I used annual data for the figure. But the… Read more
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senator Tim Scott are hosting a poverty forum tomorrow for some of the R presidential candidates. In advance, they wrote a joint op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about how they’d fight poverty, and how the damn liberals keep getting it wrong (“A Republican Cure for Liberal… Read more