Archive for the ‘Poverty’ Category

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

How Much Does Immigration Increase Poverty? Less than Robert Samuelson Thinks it Does

November 17th, 2014

It is a common mistake to overestimate the contribution of immigration to the increase in poverty. Today’s purveyor of this erroneous association is the WaPo’s Robert Samuelson, who writes in the context of a discussion about immigration reform: The influx of unskilled Hispanics has sharply boosted U.S. poverty. From 1990 to 2013, Hispanics accounted for… Read more

Slides from this AM’s talk to social work educators

October 24th, 2014

I told the (totally awesome) audience at the Tampa, FL meeting of the Council on Social Work Education that I’d post my presentation ASAP. Here it is. A few clarifications. YOYO=you’re on your own WITT=we’re in this together In case the video doesn’t work, go here and start at 1:40. And h/t to Chuck Sheketoff for… Read more