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.
Noah Smith argues that globalization is primarily responsible for the stagnation in middle-income wages. [bloomberg view]
Lydia DePillis has the “definitive guide to whether or not a robot will take your job.” [wa post]
Dan Davies explains the concept of secular stagnation using the Smurf village. [the long + short]
47 percent of families in the United States didn’t save anything out of their income, Shane Ferro reports. [business insider]
Charles Read writes about Matt Rognlie writing about Thomas Piketty. [free exchange]
Figure from “What Do Americans Think Should Be Done About Inequality?,” by Ilyana Kuziemko, Michael Norton, Emmanuel Saez, and Stefanie Stantcheva.