- Over at the NYT Economix blog: explaining the connection between poverty and inequality, noting that policymakers may be looking at the wrong guidepost when it comes to the UI extension, and critiquing the marriage-as-a-route-out-of-poverty discussion.
- Celebrating Dr. King’s birthday by discussing the role that full employment plays in providing economic opportunity for African-Americans.
- Describing how the transfer of income to poor families with children can be an investment with long-term payoffs.
- Delving into the question of why the unemployment rate is measured the way that it is.
- Laying out the what, why, and will-they-help of the President’s new Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation.
- Considering the conservative response to the War on Poverty.
- Recognizing that Congress probably won’t help the economy with fiscal tailwinds, I note they’re doing less to hurt the economy with fiscal headwinds.
Music: this week’s Musical Interlude featured great R&B artist Louis Jordan’s version of “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens!”–and connected it to financial reform!
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