Berkeley prof, former Sec. of Lab. @InequalityMedia. Movies "Saving Capitalism" & "Inequality for All" on Netflix. Books: The Common Good, Saving Capitalism,etc
The top 1% of Americans now own more wealth than the entire middle-class combined. This is what oligarchy looks like.
Congratulations to my colleague David Card on his Nobel prize. He and the late great Alan Krueger helped show that modest increases in the minimum wage don't cause job losses.
Good morning. Just want to remind you all that ending the expanded unemployment benefits didn't get people back to work. Do you know what would? Living wages, paid leave, child care, good health care, and the right to join a union.
Last weekend’s oil spill in California dumped 126K gallons of crude oil into the ocean. The company responsible has been cited for 125 violations. How about we stop framing the climate crisis around individual responsibility and start holding the oil & gas industry accountable?
Republicans who say we can't impeach a president 10 days before an inauguration had no trouble confirming a Supreme Court justice 8 days before an election.
Those now saying Twitter's ban violates free speech didn't object when the NFL fired Colin Kaepernick.
No industry -- not airlines, not hotels, not cruise ships -- should be bailed out. They can stay in business by borrowing at rock-bottom rates, using their assets as collateral. Taxpayer money should be used to bail out people, not corporations.