Monthly Archives: September 2015

The next president’s foremost task: raising wages

Raising Wages is the Next President’s Key Task   A new paper by the estimable economists at the Economic Policy Institute help all of us understand the sources of income inequality in America today.   Too often inequality is used to describe the poor growth in the standard of living in the U.S. But in fact, […]

Regulation, Regulation

I am truly “shocked, shocked” by the Volkswagen deceit.  Similar actions by the financial community were almost to be expected.  Certainly I expected them and if there was a surprise, it was that the financial practices were uncovered.  Financial markets are easy to manipulate. But VW’s deceit was a knockout roundhouse punch to the jaw. […]

An Ignorant Debate

Expectations are very low for Republican presidential candidates. That’s the only way to explain the compliments about the debate Tuesday. In truth, it was notable for its lack of intelligent comment. Not that you’d know that from the media. It seems that Carly Fiorina was the victor among the pundits. This was true even though […]