For many US workers, real wages have not risen for 40 years

For many middle class workers,  wages have been stagnant for fifty years.  Real wages have barely budged in decades. And this of course creates very pissed off people who often take their anger out on the wrong people.  And who often vote for people like Trump.   And this leads to the blockage of legislation which …

The Elephant Graph

Branko Milanovic is a Serbian-American economist who specializes in the problems of inequality. According to Wikipedia, "Milanovic is currently a visiting Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.  He was formerly the lead economist in the World Bank's research department, visiting professor at University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.  Between 2003 and 2005 he was senior associate …

What do small towns have to do with global warming?

Solving environmental problems like global warming and mass extintinction are far more complex than they seem at first. The base of this complexity is mostly political.  Environmental problems are so huge that you need government to do the job.  And right now, Trump and the Republicans are making government participation in solving environment problems impossible. …