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Commentary & Opinion
Source: Gant Dailt
Put the pitchforks down. Blaming the Federal Reserve for America’s widening income inequality isn’t fair. Yes, income inequality is a major problem, one that was worsened by the Great Recession and the sluggish recovery.
June 2, 2015 The Economic Syndrome that Dares Not Speak its Name:Source: Larry Checco
Fifty years ago LBJ launched his Great Society, a set of domestic programs the main goal of which was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America.
This is really rather fascinating. We can view it in a number of ways. Perhaps as a study in how economic research becomes co-opted to support a particular political line. How we tend to get told the details of what people are...
Source: Huff Post
The issue of big money in politics is receiving increased attention as the country barrels toward a presidential election cycle where all spending records are expected to be smashed. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary...
“Some 15 years ago, searching for a consistent way to compare wages of equivalent workers across the world, Orley Ashenfelter, an economics professor at Princeton University, came upon McDonald’s.
April 7, 2015 The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realizeSource: Salon
In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” The findings of three studies, published over...
March 27, 2015 Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?Source: Bloomberg
Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.
That there is a difference between pay for men and pay for women is true. And it’s also true that we’d like to work out why this is happening. Only once we know what is happening and why can we then try to make policy decisions...
February 23, 2015 It’s Morning, Again, in America...Source: Larry Checco
To hear many politicians, pundits and financial analysts tell it, it’s morning again in America. The stock market is at record highs. Corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars in cash (Apple, alone, has US $178 billion in...
February 5, 2015 Are We Past the Point of No Return When It Comes to Inequality'
The Huffington Post - When the world's leading economic policy makers, academics, and businesspeople met in Davos, Switzerland for the îWorld Economic Forumî, they did not substantively address policies that would...
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