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.


Dylan Matthews writes up the big new report from the Roosevelt Institute about reducing economic rents and boosting economic growth. [vox]

Vipal Monga, David Benoit, and Theo Francis document the increased payouts to shareholders due to increased investor activism. [wsj]

Martin Wolf argues that finance is currently too much of a good thing. [ft]

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond interviews economist Claudia Goldin. [richmond fed]

Claire Cain Miller highlights some negative consequences of family-friendly policies. [the upshot]

Friday figure

Figure from “The future of work in the second machine age is up to us” by Marshall Steinbaum.


May 29, 2015

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