This past Friday, in a speech to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, spoke out on the evils of economic inequality in the United States. She noted that the...
October 20, 2014 | Ben Peck
Some people think of poor people as a small, especially degenerate class of people.
October 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially...
October 19, 2014 | Liz Kennedy
Today, Vice President Biden and others from the Obama administration, are meeting with human-resource executives from companies that are part of the president’s effort to address the problem of long-...
October 15, 2014 | Ben Peck
The New York Times editorial was unequivocal: “the [New York City] Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio should unite behind this worthwhile bill” to ban the discriminatory practice of employment credit...
October 13, 2014 | Amy Traub
Today’s Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Professor Jean Tirole for his work in industrial organization, and how to best regulate such industries that are dominated by powerful firms, like...
October 13, 2014 | Lenore Palladino
Edward D. Kleinbard in the New York Times and Cathie Jo Martin and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez at Vox have put out arguments against progressive taxes and against "soaking the rich...
October 13, 2014 | Matt Bruenig