Posts by Matt Bruenig

The Census released its supplemental poverty report last week. In my coverage of the report, I've written posts explaining that non-market incomes kept nearly 40 million people out of poverty under...
October 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Some people think of poor people as a small, especially degenerate class of people.
October 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Edward D. Kleinbard in the New York Times and Cathie Jo Martin and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez at Vox have put out arguments against progressive taxes and against "soaking the rich...
October 13, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Cathie Jo Martin and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez wrote a piece at Vox titled "How Sweden fights inequality -- without soaking the rich." The piece argues that the Nordics countries show that "...
October 10, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, and Rachel West have a report over at CAP titled "Harnessing the EITC and Other Tax Credits to Promote Financial Stability and Economic Mobility." I don't wish to...
October 9, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Scott Sumner seems a bit puzzled by my prior claim that libertarians (excepting Nozick) can't comprehend that property is theft. Never one to turn down an opportunity to explain, I figured a...
October 8, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
There is altogether too much discussion in the world about Uber. The percentage of people in this country who regularly utilize taxis is surely miniscule. So who can really be bothered to care ...
October 3, 2014 | Matt Bruenig