Posts by Matt Bruenig

A terrorist held people hostage in Sydney, Australia a few days ago. In response to this emergency, Uber jacked up the fare price for its services. This caused a backlash because people don't like to...
December 17, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
I probed the Survey of Consumer Finances microdata for the period 1989-2013 to determine how the finances of young people have evolved over the period. Here is what I found (spreadsheet). Debt (...
December 15, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
For the next few days, I am working on a project to map the state of overall youth indebtedness using the Survey of Consumer Finances. I've done quite a bit already (see spreadsheet here for what I...
December 9, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The consensus seems to be that there is a now a consensus that police brutality towards Black people, and the treatment of Blacks by the criminal justice system more generally, is out of control....
December 8, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
David Brooks argued that class prejudice was resurgent in a piece in the New York Times on Monday. The piece was a bit scattered in its presentation, but the main point is that social...
December 4, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
For other purposes, I have been trying to distill as clearly as possible the competing ways of talking about how much different people benefit from the government. For instance, if I am trying to...
December 2, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last year, Paul Ryan passed along this made up story: This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She serves in the cabinet of my buddy Governor Scott Walker. She once met a...
November 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Megan McArdle has a piece arguing that GruberGate shows an insider problem:
November 24, 2014 | Matt Bruenig