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
EMPLOYEES IN NYC CAN USE SICK LEAVE STARTING JULY 30. That’s the simple message New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs was spreading on street corners and subway stops this morning in English,...
July 16, 2014 | Amy Traub
Once again, Detroit’s tragic circumstances provide a window on the state houses and governors that were captured by right wing ideologues in the 2010 elections and are now at odds with urban (read “...
July 16, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville