Posts by 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
Earlier, I wrote a post titled "The Single Mother Child Poverty Myth." In it, I pointed out that sky-high poverty rates for children in single mother families is not unavoidable. We know this because...
September 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
A universal basic income is a program that provides each person a specific sum of guaranteed social income every year. Recently, debates about the value of such a program reignited here on the left (...
September 27, 2014 | Matt Bruenig