Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should be reading. 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.


Matthew Klein shows why the Federal Open Markets Committee isn’t so concerned about a popular metric showing declining inflation. [ft alphaville]

Lydia DePillis on a new research paper arguing that public companies are rewarding shareholders instead of investing. [wonkblog]

Five reasons from the Center for Retirement Research on why a stable wealth-to-income ratio for workers is bad news. [bc crr]

Larry Mishel argues that tax cuts alone won’t solve our wage stagnation problem. [nyt]

Andrew McAfee: no one knows what’s going on with the economy. [ft]

Matt O’Brien points out the potential downside of wages rising right now: it could be a sign the labor market is permanently smaller. [wonkblog]

Friday Figure


February 27, 2015

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