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Matt Bruenig

Matt Bruenig is a blogger at PolicyShop. Follow him on Twitter.

It is  wrong that we have economic institutions that leave many parents with resources so inadequate that they cannot buy things for their children. Why not help them out and pump money back into the economy? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The overall wealth distribution picture is grim and getting worse. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

High poverty rates for children in single mother families is a policy choice. Read more

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Measuring the impact of income inequality on people's lives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Was it inferior black culture that had blacks at 55 percent poverty in 1959? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The federal government pays a lot of money for the rich to retire. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Capitalists used to care about inequality.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Blaming declining marriage for rising poverty is backwards in many ways. Read more

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If enacting a Universal Basic Income makes a state Communist, then Alaska fits the mold. Read more

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Denying them decent pay is morally intolerable Read more

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It's worse than you think. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The Alaska Permanent Fund (APF), it is the most socialist government program in the country, but it earns conservative acclaim. Read more

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Most don't have the option not to. Read more

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For Mill, who gets what is a social decision. Read more

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Cory Booker shouldn't have to rescue his neighbor from a burning building. Read more

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The problem with libertarian and right-wing notions of liberty is not just that they implode; it’s that there is a more plausible notion of liberty offered up by progressives that is only achievable through leftist political economy. Read more

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Had we put a different set of institutions into place, we could have avoided the inequitable distribution of income that we have seen over the past thirty years. Read more

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It would take only 1 percent of GDP, or a fourth of what we spend on defense every year, to lift every American below the poverty line up above it. Read more

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The creeping expansion of free market tendencies always comes up against the forces of individuals fighting for their own freedoms and keeping the economic system in check.  Read more

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If you average all income groups together, black median wealth is less than 1/3rd of white median wealth. Read more

Money, Politics and Power