Friday, March 14, 2014

Inequality for All: comparing the Great Depression and the Great Recession

A short clip from Robert Reich's Inequality for All. Overall is fine. Mind you Reich uses the supply side fiction that education (skills) generates jobs, rather than demand. A very conventional neoclassical labor market story with an implicit Say's law argument. And he calls Alan Simpson, of the infamous Bowles-Simpson's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (which favors cutting entitlement spending, besides higher taxes), a lefty. But still a progressive guy with good intentions, and lots of relevant data and information.

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