Pushing her new reduce-child-poverty-with-birth-control gospel, Isabell Sawhill had this to say at Education Next:
March 3, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Matt Yglesias has a good piece at Vox making the argument (originally offered by Juan Linz) for why government systems like the one the US has are prone to collapse. I won't rehash the...
March 2, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Danielle Kurtzleben interviewed a guy named Mr. Money Mustache (or Pete) about a variety of personal finance questions. Pete's claim to fame is that he is retired at 30, which really means that he...
February 26, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
How nice to start a week with Paul Krugman and Larry Summers agreeing with things you have been saying for months. The Demos report, Financialization and Equal Opportunity, looks to the financial...
February 25, 2015 | Wallace Turbeville
Republicans are gearing up to cut food stamps on claims that there are too many people on the program. Such attempts to redistribute from the poor are a constant of Republican governance (the party...
February 24, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Last night, John Legend and Common won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Glory,” the theme song for the Civil Rights era film “Selma.” In their acceptance speeches, Common aligned the...
February 23, 2015 | Damon Daniels
The past few days have produced a bumper crop of takes on human capital. I summarize and comment on some of those takes below. 1. Milanovic: "Human Capital" is confusing.
February 23, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
A short while ago, I wrote that structural problems within capitalist institutions are responsible for the great majority of poverty. You can tell this is true, I argued, because poverty shows up...
February 20, 2015 | Matt Bruenig