Scott Winship is research manager of the Pew Economic Mobility Project and a recent graduate of Harvard's doctoral program in social policy. The views he expresses do not represent those of Pew.
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz is All Sorts of Wrong on Inequality
I’m never going to win a Nobel Prize. Maybe in literature. I don’t know why Joseph Stiglitz’s new Vanity Fair piece on inequality is so…
Men’s Earnings Have NOT Declined by 28 Percent Since 1969!
Tyler Cowen, of whom I’m generally a big fan, summarizes an interesting post by Michael Mandel on recent productivity growth (the lack thereof). But he…
A Comparative Look at Income Inequality
What would it mean for theories of U.S. income inequality growth if the U.S experience has been similar to that everywhere else? Yet again and…
The Obama “Theory of Change”, the 50-50 Nation, and the “It’s-the-economy-stupid” Dodge
On the eve of the Iowa caucus in late 2007, Mark Schmitt, editor of The American Prospect, wrote an influential essay titled, “The ‘Theory of…
Neither the Left Nor the Right Gets It
The night that President Obama won the presidency, I was distracted by a looming deadline for New Republic piece I was already writing warning the…
Mike Konczal versus the Middle Class
Mike Konczal returned from vacation and promptly put up a post criticizing my take-down of Edward Luce’s horrible Financial Times piece on “the crisis of…
Do Americans Think Their Kids Will Do Better?
Kevin Drum notes my last post and then wonders, “What I’m more curious about is what this looked like in the 50s, 60s, and 70s….
A More Productive Path than Self-Immolation
Everyone’s approvingly linking to this Edward Luce piece on “the crisis of middle-class America.” I want to set myself on fire. Seriously, it’s discouraging to…
Comparing Employment Changes During Recessions
I keep seeing that chart that shows how employment declines in the current recession are so much worse than in past ones. You know, this…