Posts by Matt Bruenig

As coverage of the Child Allowance idea picks up (I, II), I am finding commentators here and there who do
July 23, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
A child allowance program provides a monthly check to parents for each kid that they are raising. Previously, I estimated the poverty reductions that would result from implementing a child allowance...
July 21, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
A recent update to the OECD distribution data shows that Sweden continues to lose ground on important inequality indicators, as they have steadily done since liberalization. In particular,...
July 18, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Conservatives I follow on Twitter have gotten really perturbed by a recent slate of National Labor Relations Board decisions. In particular, they seem scandalized by the fact that you can't...
July 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Ross Douthat has a piece in the New York Times about Lebron James' return to Cleveland. Douthat uses the event as an opportunity to censure highly-educated people who have migrated out of...
July 14, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Reformicon tax plan is super unfair. It purports to be interested in compensating parents for the future payroll taxes of their grown children, but then it doesn't do that. Instead, it gives rich...
July 11, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig has a piece at The American Conservative about the ways in a child allowance program could reduce the abortion rate. Apparently, a huge slice of individuals seeking...
July 9, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Zachary Goldfarb has a depressing piece in the Washington Post about Democrats shifting away from "inequality" and towards "opportunity." It's depressing because, in politics at least, "opportunity"...
July 7, 2014 | Matt Bruenig