Posts by 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
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