Posts by Matt Bruenig

A couple of years ago, a group of conservatives calling themselves the Reformocons hatched an interesting idea. To make conservatives more appealing to the middle class, they argued, conservatives...
October 20, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
The Washington Post Editorial Board penned a piece arguing that a paid leave proposal circulating in D.C. right now goes "way too far." As a lover of all things welfare, obviously I think the opinion...
October 15, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Brookings is out with a rather strange four-page report purporting to show that it's hard to reduce inequality with tax-and-welfare policies. It doesn't actually show this, but it's getting a...
October 15, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Over at Equitablog, Nick Bunker runs down the change over time of three different measures of the employment-to-population ratio. As he shows, whether you use prime-age EPOP (percent of people...
October 6, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Matt Zwolinski has a piece at the Washington Post where he argues for a universal basic income (cash income given out annually to every person) on the basis that our welfare system is insulting...
October 2, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Marco Rubio released his paid family leave plan. Here it is:
October 1, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Michael R. Stain has a piece at the Washington Post titled "Pope Francis should praise free markets more often." In reading through the piece, I couldn't help but notice how much better the...
September 24, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
At Real Clear Markets, Brookings' Gary Burtless argues that the median income stagnation picked up by the Census' Current Population Survey might not actually be happening. In support of his argument...
September 23, 2015 | Matt Bruenig