Posts by Algernon Austin

Recently, Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden, and Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, had a little debate about debt in the...
July 13, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Recently, the economist Richard V. Reeves exhorted America’s rich to stop pretending that they are not rich. He made several important points in that essay, but he missed or downplayed the...
June 29, 2017 | Algernon Austin
America will be greater when everyone who wants to work can find a job. Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve and our policymakers don’t seem to think so. They have not done all that they can to put...
June 21, 2017 | Algernon Austin
The more Americans that are working, the healthier our economy. Policymakers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve are supposed to strive to achieve maximum employment. The governors of...
June 5, 2017 | Algernon Austin
This blog post adds details to “Infrastructure Priorities for Racial Equity: How The People’s Budget Helps and Trump’s Budget Hurts.” It is one of a series of blogs on the priority areas for...
May 9, 2017 | Algernon Austin
This blog post adds details to the discussion of lead poisoning and “water poverty” in “Infrastructure Priorities for Racial Equity: How The People’s Budget Helps and Trump’s Budget Hurts.” It is one...
May 8, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Great societies depend on great infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives America’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+ in their latest Infrastructure Report Card. We need to...
May 3, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Of course, climate change is a global issue affecting everyone on the planet. But too often people of color are put into narrow “identity” boxes that do not recognize all of their concerns. I’ve...
April 28, 2017 | Algernon Austin