Tag Archives: policy
Ramesh Ponnuru in The Weekly Standard does a good job summarizing the policy choices in the context of the conservative – liberal debate about taxes and middle class benefits: “Regardless of what politicians have been saying in public, everyone who … Continue reading
Answer: Long-term economic growth. And what is Congress’ strategic policy for long-term economic growth? Hmmm.
Stan Collender, a Deficit Hawk: Sequester Madness Is Bad Policy, Bad Politics “The sequester needs to be canceled because it’s the wrong fiscal policy at the absolutely wrong time that, as the Congressional Budget Office has said (and no one … Continue reading
In Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America Martin Gilens finds when income groups differ on policy alternatives the middle class and poor lose the policy outcome while high income groups win. “These findings suggest that political representation functions … Continue reading
The relationship between advances in technology and unemployment, especially for the unskilled labor force must be understood and acted upon by policymakers. Here’s a specific example: “Robotics as a technology is far from new, but is ready to displace hundreds … Continue reading
In the last blog dealing with the question, “Is the American Dream Alive and Well?“, I ended the post with a question on policy strategies to assure equal opportunity, mitigating the adverse effects of birth origin. Fortunately, there is evidence … Continue reading