The water war in Detroit has taken a new turn. The emergency manager (the virtual city dictator appointed by the governor) shut off thousands of customers of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department...
July 29, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville
Paul Ryan released his anti-poverty plan last week. In it, he proposes that a variety of federal means-tested welfare programs be turned into cash block grants to states, who would then be allowed to...
July 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Oh boy. Reihan Salam has a piece riddled with confusions, some conceptual, some technical, and some just downright strange. It is so confused that I will eschew the normal narrative type reaction and...
July 25, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
While student debt receives plenty of policymaker attention recently, there's been little unanimity on solutions. But Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) had a refreshingly clear take at a Senate committee...
July 25, 2014 | Joseph Hines
In Paul Ryan's plan today, there are only two things that are specifically about reducing poverty. The rest is just a grab bag of whatever, some good, some bad. The two things are: 1) expanded Earned...
July 24, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
As coverage of the Child Allowance idea picks up (I, II), I am finding commentators here and there who do
July 23, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
As fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Dodd Frank financial reform legislation passes, we are once again revisiting whether “too-big-to-fail” is in our past. The perennial discussion has...
July 22, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville
Last September, the Department of Labor announced they were extending minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly 2 million home care workers, who were previously excluded from these...
July 22, 2014 | Robert Hiltonsmith