The White House took an important step today to protect millions of Americans who work for federal contractors from illegal wage practices and health and safety risks in the workplace. The Fair Pay...
July 31, 2014 | Lew Daly
Every year, the Census puts out two poverty estimates. The first uses the Official Poverty Metric, which counts all cash income from any source excluding tax credits and capital gains. The second...
July 31, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Over on the Upshot at the New York Times, David Leonhardt throws a little cold (or maybe just “slightly cool”) water on the hysteria over rising tuition, noting (correctly) that the primary tuition...
July 30, 2014 | Mark Huelsman
Today’s economy doesn’t contain a lot of good news for working people. While the Great Recession officially ended five years ago, millions of Americans are still out of work and wages continue to lag...
July 30, 2014 | Amy Traub
The water war in Detroit has taken a new turn. The emergency manager (the virtual city dictator appointed by the governor) shut off thousands of customers of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department...
July 29, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville
Paul Ryan released his anti-poverty plan last week. In it, he proposes that a variety of federal means-tested welfare programs be turned into cash block grants to states, who would then be allowed to...
July 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Oh boy. Reihan Salam has a piece riddled with confusions, some conceptual, some technical, and some just downright strange. It is so confused that I will eschew the normal narrative type reaction and...
July 25, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
While student debt receives plenty of policymaker attention recently, there's been little unanimity on solutions. But Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) had a refreshingly clear take at a Senate committee...
July 25, 2014 | Joseph Hines