Posts by Matt Bruenig

On Friday, I had a post featuring graphs about income inequality broken down by gender and race percentiles. Someone asked that I do the same thing for wealth, so here that is using the Survey of...
February 8, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
I've been trying to work through the question of how to talk about racial, gender, and class inequality simultaneously. I think a lot of those discussions are muddled and so I want to present a...
February 5, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
When I talk about the success of Nordic social democracies, I am frequently told, vaguely, that they are actually very economically free and deregulated countries. This seems to be based upon such...
February 3, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
Last week, Y Combinator announced an intent to fund a basic income study. As my name turns up when you Google "basic income," I gave a few interviews on the subject, but did not have the time to lay...
February 1, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
In the latest issue of Jacobin, Shannon Ikebe has a piece on the pitfalls of a universal basic income. The piece provides a helpful backdrop to clarify what I think the UBI should be about,...
January 29, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
A clip from a Bernie Sanders rally went viral yesterday, climbing to the most-viewed lists of a number of websites, including the Washington Post. In the clip, a woman suffering from...
January 27, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
Ta-Nehisi Coates has set off another discussion of reparations, this time in reference to Bernie Sanders opposing them:
January 21, 2016 | Matt Bruenig
Kevin Drum of Mother Jones takes on the conventional wisdom that "programs for the poor are poor programs." He makes two points, both of which I believe to be mistaken. I address both points...
January 20, 2016 | Matt Bruenig