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
A child allowance program provides a monthly check to parents for each kid that they are raising. Previously, I estimated the poverty reductions that would result from implementing a child allowance...
July 21, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Three years ago today the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened its doors. It was a new government agency produced by the Dodd-Frank Act: part of Congress’ attempt to address the rampant...
July 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
A recent update to the OECD distribution data shows that Sweden continues to lose ground on important inequality indicators, as they have steadily done since liberalization. In particular,...
July 18, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Conservatives I follow on Twitter have gotten really perturbed by a recent slate of National Labor Relations Board decisions. In particular, they seem scandalized by the fact that you can't...
July 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig