Monthly Archives: November 2015

Young, Educated, and Employed: Revitalizing Youth Apprenticeships in America

  On November 19, 2015 the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative hosted the Young, Educated, and Employed: Revitalizing Youth Apprenticeships in America conference in Washington, DC.

Blue to red states? Try stagnating wages as a source of resentment

A reporter named Alec MacGillis did a fine piece in this Sunday’s New York Times on what has become a perennial question for the last generation of analysts: why have formerly blue states turned red? Why are so many Americans voting Republican when our nation’s safety net has been so important for them? MacGillis interrogates several […]


No minimum wage increase, say the Republicans The Republican debate last night had no surprises. Almost all the candidates again adopt supply side economic theory, otherwise known as Reaganomics, long discredited. Under Reagan, wages stopped growing, inequality started to rise sharply, and the federal deficit as a proportion of GDP did not fall below 3 […]

Reagan Created No Miracles

  Reagan Created No Miracles The  whining by the Republican candidates regarding the last debate on the generally conservative CNBC has a lot to do with the fact that the moderators didn’t accept the basic assumption on taxes the candidates make.   Tax cuts will lead to rapid growth, enough to compensate for the lost revenues, […]