Posts by Matt Bruenig

The Obama Administration passed new overtime rules that make 4.6 million more people eligible for overtime protections. In the resulting commentary, I've noticed some claiming it has certain...
July 2, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Derek Thompson had a piece in The Atlantic about the possibility of robot-fueled declines in employment. The most interesting part of the piece is not speculations regarding whether it...
June 29, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Timothy B. Lee has this to say about labor protection:
June 19, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Matt O'Brien at Wonkblog recently picked up a month old poll that shows the majority of economists saying that people are better off now than income trends suggest. The argument here is that...
June 16, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Piggybacking off of the emerging consensus led by Brookings' Isabell Sawhill, Nicholas Kristof had this to say over the weekend about stopping poor people from having families: Family-planning...
June 15, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
People often write about affordable child care like it is a complicated and elusive thing, sometimes even conflating the idea with strategies to reduce child care unit costs. But it's not...
June 12, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
There are two amazing things about watching the American Right struggle mightily to contend with the smashing success of the Nordic social democracies. The first is that their arguments about the...
June 9, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg have a piece in The Atlantic about equal opportunity. In it, they answer back those who respond to arguments about outcome inequality by saying it's...
June 8, 2015 | Matt Bruenig