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.
“After all, there really is only one universal truth in economics: It depends.” Dani Rodrik on the relationship between inequality and economic growth. [project syndicate]
Ryan Avent sadly anticipates the Federal Reserve will make the mistake of raising interest rates too soon [the economist]
David Keohane shows how Germany looks poised to flood the world with its savings. [ft alphaville]
Dean Baker shows, not so surprisingly, that borrowers who put down less money for mortgages are more likely to default. [cepr]
Troubles in the labor market
Millennials are broke, Jordan Weissmann reports [slate]
Binyamin Appelbaum writes about the decline in male employment in the United States. [nyt]