Let’s start 2016 by getting up-to-speed on the American economy! Here’s an interview with me, just in time for the holidays…
While the Bush administration plunged us into two wars and cut taxes on the rich, Republicans in Congress were blocking every Democratic attempt to give the VA the funding they needed to give our veterans the medical care they were promised.
This is a cruel, counterproductive path we are on, and that is not a statement of mere opinion. It is the inescapable conclusion of data-driven, cutting-edge economic research based on real-world evidence and the accumulated lessons of American history.
On the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, many Americans are still operating under the assumption that people choose to be poor and unemployed, that they’d rather be lazy than rich, that they can afford the basic necessities of life. But the numbers tell a different story.
It’s no surprise that the poverty rate rose to 15 percent during the Great Recession. A century of progress has been forgotten.