Like many countries, the United States funds a significant share of its social insurance through so-called "payroll taxes." Sadly, the term "payroll taxes" is not used with much precision in our...
April 24, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Last week, I discussed what I take to be very strange arguments charter school advocates make about neighborhood schools being segregated along class lines. I find the arguments strange because...
April 24, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
One of the things critics of low-wage employers sometimes say is that those employers are being subsidized by "the taxpayer" because their employees have to enroll in food stamps and Medicaid to make...
April 20, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
One of the things charter school advocates like to point out is that neighborhood schools are class-segregated because access to them depends upon your ability to secure housing in the neighborhood....
April 17, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Election officials in Rhode Island are swiftly moving about the business of pro-voter reform.
April 16, 2015 | Damon Daniels
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard wrote a report noting that the U.S. actually has a higher level of overall public and private social expenditures (money spent "supporting the standard of living of...
April 16, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
On Sunday, the New York Times published an unbelievably misleading op-ed on the cost of college by Paul Campos, a law professor at University of Colorado, Boulder.
April 10, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Recently legislators in Missouri have pushed to ban the use of food stamps on steak, seafood, cookies, and some other things.
April 10, 2015 | Matt Bruenig