In the mid-20th century, economists began witnessing inequality’s decline in the developed world. Prior to the two World Wars and Great Depression, rising inequality was characteristic of most of the […]
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The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest set of annual reports on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States demonstrates that economists and policy makers alike need to come […]
The U.S. economy experienced several structural shifts over the past several decades, including a large increase in inequality across a variety of dimensions. Despite headlines about inequality as a single […]
Update on Research for Equitable Growth’s Issue Brief “A Regional Look at Single Moms and Upward Mobility”
About a month ago, I put out a short piece assessing the attention given to the relationship between the share of single mothers in an area and economic mobility. As […]
A new data interactive published today by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth should help elevate discussion about the growth of incomes at the very high end of the U.S. […]
University of Queensland economics professor John Quiggin of Crooked Timber recently published an excellent blog post questioning the usefulness and empirical success of the dominant macroeconomic model of the labor […]
From providing access to high-quality education and health care for all children, to helping ensure parents who work can rise above poverty, as a society, we must consider our role in supporting every child’s ability...
Now, “Capital in the 21st Century” expands our knowledge about global inequality. The data alone is a seminal contribution to economics that is a good thing no matter what you think of how he interprets...
Ricardo Hausmann: Technological Diffusion and Economic Theory: “One idea about which economists agree almost unanimously is that… …huge income difference between rich and poor countries [are] attributable to neither capital […]
Afternoon Must-Read: Derek Thompson: Reads Annie Lowrey on Why America’s Essentials Are Getting More Expensive While Its Toys Are Getting Cheap
Derek Thompson: Why America’s Essentials Are Getting More Expensive While Its Toys Are Getting Cheap: “Here’s a fascinating snapshot…. You occasionally hear conservatives say that poor people aren’t really poor […]