On Tuesday, the Census released its poverty data for the 2013 Calendar Year. On Wednesday, I analyzed the effect of transfers on the figures. On Friday, I outlined who make up the officially...
September 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Census released the official poverty data on Tuesday. I detailed the effects of transfers on the figures on Wednesday. Here I aim to drill down on who comprised the officially poor in 2013.
September 19, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
On Sept. 21, an estimated crowd of 100,000 people will flood the streets of Midtown Manhattan to march together on a single issue: climate change. The People’s Climate March, taking place two days...
September 19, 2014 | Genny Roman
You would need to hold over seven million dollars to be one of the top one percent wealthiest Americans in 2013.
September 19, 2014 | Joseph Hines
If it's hard for the current seniors to retire because of student debt, imagine the struggles the current generations will face. The New York Times recently ran a piece highlighting the growing...
September 17, 2014 | Robert Hiltonsmith
The Census released its income and poverty figures for the 2013 calendar year yesterday. Here I break down the impact of income transfers in the poverty data using my handy dandy Poverty...
September 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
One of the oldest attack lines in politics is that a candidate or elected official is “out of touch” with the American people. The phrase, deployed often and by both parties, is often used to outline...
September 16, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
The Zucman-Saez wealth data based upon tax returns is the best thing going right now. Here is their time series of the share of the national wealth held by the 1 percent: The Survey of Consumer...
September 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig