A November 21 commentary from Macroeconomic Advisers discussed the economic implications of the failure of the so-called super committee to propose a budget deal.
A November 21 commentary from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York examined the growing dispersion of wages across occupations. It finds that high-skill and low-skill occupations have grown since 1980 at the expense of middle-skill occupations.
Also on November 21, the Census Bureau posted special tabulations calculating the incidence of households near poverty but not officially poor.
On November 20, the Resolution Foundation published a study on ensuring that the fruits of economic growth are widely shared throughout all income levels in society.
On November 18, former Reagan Treasury economist Paul Craig Roberts published an article arguing in favor of government financial regulation.
On November 17, Pew published a fact sheet showing that one’s economic mobility is highly correlated with one’s parents’ education level.
Also on November 17, the House Budget Committee staff posted a report on income inequality. It argues that tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations are the best way to reduce inequality.
On November 14, NASA published a report on the economic benefits of having foreigners study at American universities.
In a November 7 speech, University of California, Berkeley, economist Christina Romer discussed the economic effects of fiscal policy and the development of it during the Obama administration.
On November 3, the Hartford insurance company published a survey of 2,000 small businesses on barriers to their success.
Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He
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for The Fiscal Times. Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including his new book:
The Benefit and the Burden