Posts by Matt Bruenig

Besides perhaps Amartya Sen, Charles Mills is the most talented moral philosopher living today. A long time fan of his work, I was thrilled to see him (along with another favorite George Yancy) in...
November 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
I have been letting this Jonathan Gruber thing percolate for awhile because I wanted to see what people say. For those unaware, Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist and architect of Obamacare, was...
November 19, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Kevin Drum has a piece about why white working class people don't vote for Democrats. He starts by downplaying the idea that social conservatism draws them towards Republicans. Then he blames it on...
November 13, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
In his 1776 book Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith provided the classical definition of capital:
November 11, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
I happened upon this piece yesterday from Scott Winship about some recent regressions he ran on cross-country income inequality. The bit relevant to my post here reads as follows:
November 6, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Derek Thompson has a piece at The Atlantic about wealth inequality and savings. In the piece, he rehashes some charts and figures from the latest Saez & Zucman (2014) offering that...
November 5, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Janet Yellen gave a speech about economic inequality recently. I found the speech pretty underwhelming. When someone says they only care about equality of opportunity, that's when I usually check out.
October 31, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Yesterday, I wrote about Denmark's high fast food wages and the bad arguments that are used to dismiss them. Also yesterday, Matt Yglesias came in with a new argument that is worth addressing here....
October 29, 2014 | Matt Bruenig