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Overview The leading criticism of the “Fight for $15” campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is the presumed loss of jobs. Employers, the argument goes, […]
The top 1 percent income earners in the United States hit a new high last year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Between 1979 and 2013, in both married- and single-parent families, women’s earnings from higher wages and added hours have been positive across all income groups. In fact, for families with young children, women’s earnings from...
“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth […]
American automobiles today are nothing like the first horseless carriages to roll off the first assembly lines in and around Detroit. Yet the essential features remain—engines and driveshafts, pistons and brakes, chassis and steering wheels....
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Live from Cyberspace: Welcome praise for J. Bradford DeLong (2015): The Scary Debate Over Secular Stagnation – Milken Institute Review: Hiccup … or Endgame? Much appreciated. Thanks… Paul Krugman: “Good […]
Must-Read: Noah Smith: “In macroeconomics, falsified theories never die, and their proponents often don’t acknowledge empirical failures…”
Must-Read: Noah Smith thinks Chicago-style macroeconomics is a diseased intellectual discipline. I believe he is correct: Noah Smith: “In macroeconomics, falsified theories never die, and their proponents often don’t acknowledge […]
This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles that touch on economic inequality and growth. The first section is a round-up of what Equitable Growth […]
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today will be hosting a workshop with some of the world's top scholars engaged in developing a system of distributional national accounts, or DINA.
Must-Read: Gregory Clark, Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke, and Alan M. Taylor: The Growing Dependence of Britain on Trade During the Industrial Revolution
Must-Read: Gregory Clark, Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke, and Alan M. Taylor: The Growing Dependence of Britain on Trade During the Industrial Revolution: “Many previous studies of… the British Industrial Revolution have […]