Robert Samuelson says if we had kept up the rates of productivity growth we had until 1973, it would have mattered much more to middle-income families' living standards than the rise in inequality since 1980. This is true in the sense of "if I were six feet five inches, I would be taller than I am," but it's not clear what we should make of the point.
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A front-page lead New York Times story is mainly valuable for the insight it provides into what the Times considers to be a healthy economy--and who that economy is supposed to benefit.
New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt has a new column headlined "Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis." This is mostly, if not entirely, BS.
‘The market’ is doing fine—but homebuyers are still hurting
But proposals to put people back to work are met with yawns
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