Posts by Sean McElwee

Branko Milanovic is a World Bank economist and development specialist. He's currently a visiting presidential professor at CUNY's Graduate Center and a senior scholar at the Luxembourg...
November 14, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Political scientist Michael P. McDonald recently released  preliminary turnout rates at the state (and national) level. These data are preliminary and will be continuously updated, but...
November 6, 2014 | Sean McElwee
In my recent Explainer, I discussed the implications of the voting gap on policy and elections. Numerous studies show that in states where low-income voters turnout at a higher rate, inequality is...
November 5, 2014 | Sean McElwee
My recent Demos explainer discuss the implications of the class bias in voter turnout. Over the last three decades, research suggests, the class bias of the voting public has increased dramatically.
October 30, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Last night, I had the honor of attending an Intelligence Squared debate on the proposition that, “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility.” It was an engrossing debate.
October 23, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Nathan Kelly is an associate professor of political science at the University of Tennessee. His book, The Politics of Inequality in the United States, examines how politics affects the market...
July 14, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Unions are in the spotlight following the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v Quinn that home healthcare workers are not "full-fledged" employees and therefore not required to pay agency fees....
July 2, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Yesterday, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Charles E. Schumer, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts re-introduced the DISCLOSE Act, a comprehensive disclosure...
June 24, 2014 | Sean McElwee