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April 15, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Many Problems With "Equal Pay"

April 11, 2014 |

Inconvenient Truths Should Slow The Income Inequality Bandwagon

April 4, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

March 14, 2014 | Money News

Economists to D.C.: Hiking the Minimum Wage Is a Band-Aid

More than 500 economists, including three Nobel laureates, signed a letter saying that artificially raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour through a government mandate, as President Obama has suggested, would have adverse effects on the job chances of unskilled and low-skilled workers.
March 16, 2014 | EconLog

Milton and Rose Friedman on Inequality

Last week my group of students who work their way through readings had our last formal meeting. Good news: they decided over drinks afterwards that they want to continue the meetings informally next quarter and one of them suggested calling...
March 16, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

The Hidden Rot in the Jobs Numbers

March 13, 2014 | EconLog

Piketty's Dodge on Inequality

New York Times economics columnist Eduardo Porter recently interviewed economist Thomas Piketty on his work on income and wealth inequality. Piketty, in case you haven't followed, has been documenting the increase in income and wealth inequality in the richer countries,...
March 7, 2014 | Economics One

Why Still No Real Jobs Takeoff?

For each month of this recovery, I've been tracking the change in the employment-to-population ratio and comparing it with the recovery from the previous deep recession in the 1980s.  Here is the l...
March 10, 2014 | Grumpy Economist

Employment-Population Ratio: War of the Graphs

March 6, 2014 | Grumpy Economist

Employment-Population Ratio