Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 1/22 – 1/27

January 27th, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • Examining the relationship between immigration and poverty.
  • Pointing to Mark Schmitt’s incisive thoughts about the recent uptick in the inequality debate.
  • Explaining why stable income mobility is not a finding that “muddles the debate” on mobility or inequality.
  • Looking at whether the housing bubble was more damaging than the dot.com bubble.
  • Arguing that accountability — and lack thereof — is an important part of the debate on inequality and opportunity.
  • Noting that Steve Rattner’s NYT op-ed makes a key omission re: the state of US manufacturing.
  • Mentioning that the UK conservatives now support a higher minimum wage.
  • Highlighting Robert Samuelson’s omission in his piece on Bernanke’s time at the Fed.
  • Explaining that President Obama does many things well, but being a Socialist is not one of them.
  • Pointing to a nice WaPo editorial on a plan  that raises low incomes by both raising the minimum wage and expanding the EITC.
  • Looking at recent trends in profits (up) and wages (down) at the NYT Economix blog.
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