Tags: income inequality

How Many Slots Are Open in the Upper Middle Class? Not As Many As You Might Think

April 5th, 2015
in Op Ed

Not only are there not that many slots in the upper middle class, the number of open slots is considerably lower. If America is the Land of Opportunity, why are so many parents worried that their princeling/princess might not get into the "right" pre-school, i.e. the first rung on the more »

The Cause of Income Inequality

June 8th, 2014
in Op Ed

Global Economic Intersection, a very good economics blog, published the following article, Income Inequality: The Fundamental Reason It Is Growing, May 29th, 2014Written by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance more »

Can Government Control the Labor Market and if so, is it a Good Idea?

June 5th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

Random Thoughts from the High DesertWritten by Sig Silber The article on loss of middle skill jobs really intrigued me. It of course raises the question what if anything can or should be done to deal with it. The full report from the Dallas F… more »

The Piketty Moment, the Democrats, and the Upcoming Elections

May 26th, 2014
in Op Ed

by L. Randall Wray, New Economic Perspectivesp> I’ve been blogging a series on the role of taxes. In the first piece, I argued that “taxes drive money”, in response to a silly claim that MMT argues we do not need taxes. In the second instalment I exa… more »

Pyramid Theory I, Version 3

February 12th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

On August 19, 2011, I published Politics & Economics: Pyramid Theory I (version 1). It has received close to 6,000 page views so far. In late 2012, I revised it (version 2) for inclusion in my first book "Saving America, Chinese Style". more »

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