Matt Bruenig writes about politics, the economy, and political theory, primarily with a focus on the set of interlocking issues that affect poor and working people. His work appears on his own blog as well as numerous other publications, including The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and Demos’ Policy Shop blog.
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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:48pm
US Inequality Is Simply a Function of Political Power
Scott Sumner has become famous in the internet world and elsewhere as monetarism’s most capable defender. Sumner has a lot of things to say, but one is illustrative for my purposes here. Sumner argues that advocates of fiscal stimulus often make the mistake in their arguments of assuming away monetary policy as static or accommodating.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 2:15pm
Is a Universal Basic Income Really Utopian?
Mike Konczal had a wonderful piece at Wonkblog over the weekend in which he discusses the sadly-neglected policy idea known as the universal basic income (UBI). Under a UBI policy, every single person receives a minimum cash income from the government. The income would be unconditional and would not be affected by how much money individuals make elsewhere.