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Letting Young People Drift and the Liberal Disconnect

The New York Times had an excellent lead editorial on Sunday, “The Cost of Letting Young People Drift,” describing how 5.5 million young Americans, ages 16 – 24, are neither working nor in school.  326 more words

Jack Heidel

"The Same Priorities She's Emphasizing Now": What Hillary Said About Paid Leave, Child Care, Inequality — Yesterday And 20 Years Ago

Following Hillary Clinton’s first major campaign speech on Saturday, purveyors of conventional wisdom have assured us again that she is tacking toward the left to deflect her challengers and mollify her party’s liberal base. 744 more words

Economy

How to Expand Economic Mobility

My blog addresses the three main economic and fiscal issues facing the U.S. today: slow growth, economic inequality and massive debt. Today I focus on inequality by referring to a recent article by the Manhattan Institute’s Scott Winship, “ 312 more words

Jack Heidel

Growth vs Equitable Growth

There is a huge debate going on in political and policy circles between the advocates of increasing economic growth and the advocates of increasing income equality.  251 more words

Jack Heidel

Why Inequality Is Harmful and What to Do About It

 

I describe this blog as addressing our fiscal and economic problems, meaning deficits and debt on the one hand and slow economic growth on the other.  336 more words

Jack Heidel

"Race, Class And Neglect": Baltimore, And America, Don’t Have To Be As Unjust As They Are

Every time you’re tempted to say that America is moving forward on race — that prejudice is no longer as important as it used to be — along comes an atrocity to puncture your complacency. 783 more words

Economy

Will Wage Stagnation Continue Indefinitely?

It is widely deplored that wages for both middle- and lower-income workers are stagnant and have not even recovered from where they were before the beginning of the Great Recession.  261 more words

Jack Heidel