- On the Upshot: examining the demographics of raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
- On May’s employment numbers: previewing the data on Jobs Day Eve, illustrating stability in the payroll side of the jobs market, giving my first impressions on May’s steady-as-she-goes jobs report, and asking the big picture question: why did it take so long for jobs to recover to their pre-recession peak?
- Explaining why recent productivity trends challenge automation arguments.
- Illustrating that including taxes and transfers doesn’t much change the trajectory of income inequality over the past few decades.
- Highlighting the costs of income inequality to the growth of most households’ incomes.
- Sounding out two words for the sardonic DC insiders who say there’s little of import these days re econ policy: Fed governors.
- Explaining why the Washington Post has it wrong re the need to switch to “fair-value accounting” for scoring federal lending programs.
- Pointing out that assuming job loss from a min wg increase strengthens my earlier demographic findings.
- Explaining why wage trends should be added to the mix of indicators guiding the Fed’s next move — or lack thereof!
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