An NBER working paper has set off a cascade of takes about the nature of inequality in the US. The responses, however, seem to make some analytical mistakes. From the abstract, here is what the paper...
May 28, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Apparently not content with throwing up needless roadblocks to casting a ballot on Election Day, the Lone Star State has been disenfranchising even those who follow all the rules. So says...
May 28, 2015 | Stuart Naifeh
I've been reading the recent EPI report from Elise Gould, Alyssa Davis, and Will Kimball titled "Broad-Based Wage Growth Is A Key Tool In The Fight Against Poverty." The report shows that if earners...
May 26, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
I made my debut on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday, discussing the news of the week, from Amtrak to the new Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality (which is taking citizen co...
May 22, 2015 | Heather McGhee
Recently the office of Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller, released a widely covered report confirming what many in the pension world have been realizing: High-priced...
May 21, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Previously, I created a poverty calculator for the Official Poverty Metric and Supplemental Poverty Metric that lets users select which incomes (and income reducers) to include in a poverty...
May 18, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Across the country, many states are passing restrictions on the vote, particularly voter ID laws. In addition, conservative legislatures are looking to roll back affirmative voting reforms.
May 18, 2015 | Sean McElwee