Posts by Matt Bruenig

One of the things charter school advocates like to point out is that neighborhood schools are class-segregated because access to them depends upon your ability to secure housing in the neighborhood....
April 17, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard wrote a report noting that the U.S. actually has a higher level of overall public and private social expenditures (money spent "supporting the standard of living of...
April 16, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Recently legislators in Missouri have pushed to ban the use of food stamps on steak, seafood, cookies, and some other things.
April 10, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Megan McArdle has a winding and confused piece arguing that we shouldn't expand Social Security. Like most pieces about Social Security and retirement in general, the piece fixates on "money" rather...
April 9, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
As I mentioned briefly in my prior post, certain parts of the right-wing have tried to deal with the extreme unpopularity of saying all anti-discrimination laws are bad by triangulating some way to...
April 8, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
So-called libertarian Rand Paul is running for president. As with Cruz, it's hard to see him being more than a sideshow. Nonetheless, he's a sideshow with a non-trivial amount of support, especially...
April 7, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
In light of the events in Indiana, the pundits have been producing many takes on the deep nature of anti-discrimination laws and religious freedom. In digesting those takes, here are some things to...
April 3, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Yesterday I wrote about the mistaken way that I think some commentators discuss cross-country tax progressivity. Based on OECD tables and the work of Monica Prasad, the conventional wisdom is that...
March 26, 2015 | Matt Bruenig