Posts by 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
Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse wrote in the New York Times about the relatively high wages of fast food workers in Denmark. It's an excellent piece in many ways, but I have some...
October 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Earlier, I pointed out that families headed by white high school dropouts have higher net worths than families headed by black college graduates.
October 24, 2014 | 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