Published Articles

Economists will give you all sorts of answers based on technical factors, but in the end it all comes down to one word: inequality. READ MORE

April 11, 2012

It’s not popular today to stand up for the poor, the homeless, the addicted, or the imprisoned. But progress means progress for everyone. There’s no such thing as progress for a few. READ MORE

April 4, 2012

For most people, their wages go up as they get older. As a result, they think wages are rising. Fact is, the average young American worker today (age 25-34) makes an astonishing 26% less than the average young American did in 1973. READ MORE

March 30, 2012

Companies run by more highly paid CEOs don’t do any better or worse than companies run by less highly paid CEOs, but as CEO pay has risen over time the pay of ordinary workers has fallen. READ MORE

March 29, 2012

Medicare is in good shape for the foreseeable future – it’s not time to hit the panic button just yet. READ MORE

March 26, 2012

On the eve of the release of the annual CEO pay survey reports, a look at the causes and consequences of chief executive pay spirals. READ MORE

March 26, 2012

With austerity measures, long-term investments in society’s future are sacrificed for short-term savings in government spending. READ MORE

March 20, 2012

Corporate political activities, such as campaign spending, have a significantly positive effect on company performance measured using return on investment, return on assets and government-derived revenues. READ MORE

March 19, 2012