Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we publish every Friday with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should read. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope by taking a look back at the whole week we can put them in context.

Financial stability

Simon Rabinovitch looks at the “super-bull” Chinese stock market. [free exchange]

Shane Ferro writes up a talk by Hyun Song Shin, chief economist at the Bank of International Settlements, on what the next financial crises might look like. [business insider]

Economic growth

Was the recent period of strong growth and falling inequality in Latin America mostly due to high commodity prices? [nyt]

Matthew Klein points out that Japan’s “lost decades” of economic growth aren’t so lost after accounting for demographics [ft alphaville]

Wages and employment

Noam Scheiber argues that wages are just another form of employer-provided social insurance. [new republic]

Danielle Kurtzleben points out that Millennials are the best-educated generation but also the worst paid. [vox]

Salim Furth wonders why long-term unemployment has stayed so stubbornly high. [wsj]

Economics and family dynamics

Catherine Rampell argues that men want egalitarian marriages, yet workplace institutions based upon traditional male-breadwinner expectations are holding them back. [wapo]

December 5, 2014

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