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.


Mike Konczal on how the recent conversation about robots and the labor market has helped rebalance “our intellectual portfolio of inequality stories.” [rortybomb]

ATMs were supposed to be the perfect example of technology displacing labor. But the data tell a different story, Tim Taylor writes. [conversable economist]

Peter Orzag argues that if you really want to reduce wealth inequality, you should tax land. [bloomberg view]

Lydia DePilis reports on the broken workers’ compensation system. [wonkblog]

Noah Smith thinks the United States could take a lesson from France when it comes to family-friendly policies. [bloomberg view]

Friday Figure


March 6, 2015

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