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Widening Inequality

April 24, 2015


Income and wealth inequality have been major topics debated recently, and I wanted to provide a cursory look at how the inequality has widened over the past four decades. From WWII until the mid-late 1970’s the U.S. experienced the rise of the welfare state, an expansion of labor unions and a decline of inequality, known […]

A Response to Debt Ceiling Nonsense… #mintthecoin or IOU?

January 10, 2013


Here is a good piece by Jonathan Chait from New York Magazine on how to combat the hostage taking the Republicans in Congress seek over the debt ceiling silliness. Raising the debt ceiling should be a non-issue as it was in virtually every one of the 106 times it has been raised since 1940, including […]