The Economics Behind Obama’s Unapologetically Liberal Second-Term Agenda

My latest contribution to The Atlantic‘s site (from across the Atlantic): The Economics Behind Obama’s Unapologetically Liberal Second-Term Agenda.  I argue that Obama’s state of the union address where he vowed “to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class” builds on a growing body of economic evidence. A strong middle class 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 […]