A loss: Suzanne Bianchi

How we divide up household chores and care for family members are fundamental economic issues. In order to understand what our economy produces–and how the spoils are distributed–we need to understand how individuals spend their time. Who is available to work outside the home and for how long, who cares for the next generation, and […]

Obama Puts the Middle Class First (Surprise: So Do Economists)

New piece in The Atlantic:  “We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class,” President Barack Obama said in his second inaugural address Monday in Washington, D.C. It sounds like a remarkable, even wishy-washy, bromide. In fact, it’s the backbone of a bold and somewhat revolutionary new economic […]