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I’m Pretty Bad With Money, So This Seems Appropriate…

November 18th, 2016 · No Comments
Income Distribution

I contributed to a thing. It’s pretty interesting! Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn – Get Rich or Die Vlogging by Gaby Dunn/Panoply You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? “Bad With Money” is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. […]

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In Case It Isn’t Obvious, A Primer On Tax Deductions Versus Tax Credits…

August 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments
Income Distribution · Policy · Taxes

I’ve been doing my taxes myself for a while now, and, thankfully, I am not old enough to have had to file any complicated returns before the advent of online tax preparation systems. That said, tax calculations are complicated enough that there were a number of things that caught me by surprise. For example, I […]

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The Dystopian Nightmare Stories Continue, Robert Reich Edition…

March 20th, 2015 · 6 Comments
Income Distribution

Here, fixed that for you… I’ve written about this supposed dystopian nightmare before– the real problem isn’t that we can create a lot of stuff without taking up a lot of people’s time (that in itself sounds lovely, right?), the problem is that we as a society don’t know how to efficiently allocate resources without […]

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In Case You’ve Ever Wondered What Economic Sci-Fi Would Look Like…

February 26th, 2015 · 12 Comments
Income Distribution · Markets

In a recent article, labor economist David Autor was quoted as saying that “If we automate all the jobs, we’ll be rich—which means we’ll have a distribution problem, not an income problem.” David, have you been reading drafts of my dystopian future economic science-fiction novel again? The synopsis of my (mostly, but not entirely) hypothetical […]

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