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Tag Archives: Class and economics
I think the top one-tenth of U.S. households should get about one-third of all income. I may be unduly influenced by living in a household that is part of that top tenth, but here’s my reasoning. Absolute income equality would … Continue reading
For over the last 18 months, the Center for Working-Class Studies has been publishing the “De Facto Unemployment Rate” (DFUR). The DFUR includes all those who are officially unemployed, those looking for work, the underemployed, disabled or in early retirement, … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Charlie Rose facilitated a discussion about the perils of the U.S. national debt among a thoughtful, articulate group of one politician, two businessmen, and two economists. Except for a brief discussion of the bond market, I … Continue reading
As the financial industry celebrates its recovery from the Great Recession with huge bonuses, attention has turned increasingly to jobs. But that’s not a new concern: over the past three decades first the working class and then the middle class … Continue reading
British historian E.H. Carr once said something to the effect that while no serious scholar makes up the facts, they all choose which facts “to put on stage.” The problem of cultural bias is that there are way too many … Continue reading
One of the sad legacies of the housing and mortgage securitization bubble and the subsequent collapse of the economy over the past two years is the virtual devastation of working-class neighborhoods throughout the United States. Thousands of homes sit vacant … Continue reading