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The Unhelpful Way To Build Support for Raising the Minimum Wage
I find myself reacting quite negatively to two aspects of the way the White House and its allies are pushing the Raise the Wage agenda to build support for increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. The first aspect is to compare the...
I find myself reacting quite negatively to two aspects of the way the White House and its allies are pushing the Raise the Wage agenda to build support for increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. Th...
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Outsourced, as it often is, to Ezra Klein: That leaves the United States with the worst of both approaches: Prices aren’t set by the market, but they also aren’t set by the government. Consequently, Medicare’s negotiating po...
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Some very good parody of a very stupid argument.
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Perhaps there's something to +Nate Silver 's observation about the partisan split in campaign contributions from tech workers?  http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/in-silicon-valley-technology-talent-gap-threatens-g-o-p-campaigns/
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Some suggestions from a recent panel.
This week, I contributed to a panel with the same title as the post. My two questions were: If you could make one policy change to improve the retirement outlook for the average American, what would it be? “I would change th...
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Donating the Voucher
In honor of National School Choice Week , I'd like to highlight a paper I published last year that considers the federal government's tax treatment of private school enrollments. In brief, I'd like to see the federal tax code be as neutral as possible with ...
In honor of National School Choice Week, I'd like to highlight a paper I published last year that considers the federal government's tax treatment of private school enrollments. In brief, I'd like to see the federal tax code ...
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In which I might surprise a few people ...
So says Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, of the federal bankruptcy judge's decision allow Detroit to reduce city employee pensions despite a state constitutional pro...
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Very thoughtful op-ed by Professor Robert Putnam, reflecting on his home town's boom and bust.
The observations in this masterfully written op-ed by Professor Robert Putnam are the reason why I developed a course on local public policy a few years ago. The op-ed is well worth your time. Here is an excerpt from the very...
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Send this link to anyone approaching age 62 and thinking about when to claim Social Security benefits.
... is when to begin receiving retirement benefits from Social Security. Related to one of the themes in my last post, a new study discusses how claiming at age 62 can impact widow poverty: This happens to a significant shar...
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Just another reason to avoid columns by David Brooks.
If you are wondering, this column is exemplary of why I stopped following David Brooks years ago. Commenting on an earlier piece by Dylan Matthews, he introduces the case: Trigg is a 25-year-old computer science graduate of ...
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I am a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College.  I am on the boards of Ledyard Financial Group (LFGP) and the Montshire Museum of Science.  I blog about economics, politics, and current events at http://samwick.blogspot.com.  The opinions expressed here, there, and everywhere do not necessarily reflect the views of Dartmouth College or any other institution with which I am affiliated.
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