Yesterday, I wrote about Denmark's high fast food wages and the bad arguments that are used to dismiss them. Also yesterday, Matt Yglesias came in with a new argument that is worth addressing here....
October 29, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last week, Demos and U.S. PIRG released a report, Big Money Dominates in Congressional Primaries, which shows how a small number of large donors play an outsized role in the candidate-selection...
October 29, 2014 | Seth Endo
The recent spike in global political-financial volatility that was temporarily soothed by ECB covered bond buying reveals another crack in the six-year-old throw-money-at-the-banks strategies of...
October 28, 2014 | Nomi Prins
Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse wrote in the New York Times about the relatively high wages of fast food workers in Denmark. It's an excellent piece in many ways, but I have some...
October 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Earlier, I pointed out that families headed by white high school dropouts have higher net worths than families headed by black college graduates.
October 24, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last night, I had the honor of attending an Intelligence Squared debate on the proposition that, “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility.” It was an engrossing debate.
October 23, 2014 | Sean McElwee
The Census released its supplemental poverty report last week. In my coverage of the report, I've written posts explaining that non-market incomes kept nearly 40 million people out of poverty under...
October 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
“Silly.” That’s how Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg described the concerns of Walmart workers and their allies who protested the mega-retailers low wages and poor employment policies in New York...
October 21, 2014 | Amy Traub