A new book by economist Peter Temin finds that the U.S. is no longer one country, but dividing into two separate economic and political worlds
In his 2017 presidential address to the National Economic Association, Professor Darrick Hamilton warned that treating economics as a morally neutral ‘science’, and the discipline’s limited attention to structural barriers and overemphasis individual agency, has resulted in bad economics, and bad policy particularly as it relates to racial disparity.
The “War on Poverty,” and the impact of public policy
The decline in productivity growth has a longer history
Brazil’s current economic scenario does not resemble the emerging economy that until recently fueled the optimism of analysts and investors.
In this comment, we explain our objections to the SEC’s current formulation of the PRDR on each of these three grounds. Then we present the latest data on the remuneration of the 500 highest-paid CEOs in the United States, demonstrating the way in which the SEC’s measure of CEO pay that enters into the CMW ratio tends to systematically underestimate actual executive pay.
How & Why Government, Universities, & Industry Create Domestic Labor Shortages of Scientists & High-Tech Workers
Long term labor shortages do not happen naturally in market economies.
The health crisis afflicting working-class Americans recalls similar symptoms in Russia following the collapse of communism
In the age of Adam Smith, an economics that masqueraded as natural science and excluded the human condition actually suited the interests of the landed and the wealthy
INET grantee JW Mason has been engaged in an important debate with the Financial Times’ Matthew Klein over the relationship of household debt to income inequality
To mark International Women’s Day, Neva Goodwin argues that the crisis of income insecurity and longstanding gender inequality require a form of universal basic income that recognizes and rewards the value of household labor
Widespread criticism of elites and their ‘experts ’ raises questions about how economists should perceive their role, and what role societies should give them. We invited four scholars to start an online conversation by sharing their perspectives
Policies based on faith in the “market” as a principle of social organization have wrought havoc with a founding principle of American democracy