- On August’s jobs data, explaining why last month’s disappointing jobs numbers does not a new trend make.
- On Labor Day, calling for the courage to call it like it is and rounding up some great articles on labor, unions, wages, and more.
- Pointing to Elise Gould’s analysis of the role of the minimum wage at the bottom of the wage distribution.
- Explaining the increasing prevalence of kitchen-sink econometrics.
- Pondering Rep. John Delaney’s (MD-D) solutions for fixing Congressional dysfunction.
- Reacting to Tom Edsall’s thoughts re a bipartisan solution to poverty.
- Illustrating a simple picture of inequality from the new SCF survey.
- Looking at US health care in an international context — the very picture of an outlier.
- Arguing that this isn’t the right time to get too wound up about potential supply constraints.
Music et al: switching up this week’s musical interlude by adding observations, recipes, recommendations, and more.