Not O.K., Boomers (with postscript)

15 February 2020

I must be a boomer, because I can never remember the difference between Generations X, Y (Millennials) and Z.

Greta on Fire

29 January 2020

Greta Thunberg is highlighting a point that most economists have missed: climate change is happening so rapidly that it is threatening the economic prospects of children already born, children who lack the political or economic power to fully  represent their own interests, but are fully capable of anger, outrage, and protest at the complacency of the older generation.

A UBI for Care?

16 January 2020

Guest post by Almaz Zelleke.

Basic Incomes for Whom?

14 January 2020

Whatever you think about Andy Yang, you gotta love his slogan: Make America Think Again, acronymized as MATH. Yang has helped publicize the concept of a universal basic income, or UBI, and that concept itself is encouraging America to think harder about social policy.

Beyond the Margins 1.0

14 January 2020

With a hat tip to one of the first feminist economics conferences, (“Out of the Margin” in 1993), I’m inaugurating a mini-series on miscellaneous outrages, Beyond the Margins.

Daedalus and the Patriarchal Labyrinth

13 January 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Daedalus on “Women and Equality”

Up on Down Girl

26 December 2019

On Kate Manne’s book, “Down Girl”.

Populist Prism, Patriarchal Facet

26 December 2019

Populism relies on a complex coalition based on gender, race, and citizenship, as well as class. No one has explained its racist facet in the U.S. better than Ta-Nehisi Coates. Its other facets also deserve serious attention.

What IS the Economy, Stupid

17 December 2019

A lean, bald-pated, drawling political strategist from Louisiana named James Carville helped Bill Clinton win an election in 1992 by reminding campaign staff of the importance of “the economy, stupid.”

Pinko Economics

13 December 2019

Globally, most center-right parties are labeled blue, but in the U.S. today, Republicans are red, and Democrats are blue. Why? Because the major television networks decided around 2000 to standardize their visuals that way on election night.

Quantifying Care

13 December 2019

17th International Experts Meeting on Time Use and XX International Meeting on Gender Statistics, September 10-13, 2019, in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Revaluation not Devaluation

11 August 2019

I invoke a billionaire investor to call your attention to a particularly important divergence between value and price–the low wages of care.