Tax and economics reporter, The New York Times, DC bureau. Dad. Backpacker. Cardinal? Oregonian eternal.
Black Americans will create the good jobs, if we can finish the work of civil rights. There is a long way to go. @mwanamak has found that in terms of economic mobility, the penalty for being born black today is the same as it was in *1870*.
America has all the material you'd want to rebuild a fast-growing, low-unemployment economy that pulls people into the middle class. Our workers -- our people -- are the riches of our land. And we are hiding them, to paraphrase the Beatitudes, under a bushel. (fin)
First review of the book, by Tal Fortgang, of viral "Why I'll Never Apologize for my White Male Privilege" fame a few years back. He likes some things! He doesn't like others!
An entire chapter of The Riches of This Land is a critique of the national news reporters - myself very much included - who wrote disproportionately about white workers in 2016 and thus missed a huge story. @jameshohmann writes elegantly about that today:
McConnell: "I’m totally confident this is a revenue neutral bill. Actually a revenue producer." Republicans did not produce a single study that came close to backing that assertion up.