I know–why predict 2015 outcomes. That’s last year, right? Right. But the Census Bureau publishes estimates of household income and poverty results with a lag. This year, their results for 2015 will come out on Sept. 13. I’ll write them up that day, as is my wont, but for reasons I can’t explain, I always… Read more
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