Readers, please accept my deepest apologies for my neglect of this blog of late. The exigencies of making a living have messed with my best-laid plans, and for a while I was working one full-time job, one part-time consulting job, plus the weekend blogging and some deadline-driven writing assignments. For weeks, I was either too exhausted or too busy to attend to this blog. Fortunately, I now have a chance to catch my breath.
I'm thrilled to announce landed an exciting short-term gig that involves writing about inequality. Details will follow in a separate post. In the meantime, here are links to my recent Washington Monthly writings about inequality-related issues:
-- The solution to inequality in San Francisco -- and America? It's the taxes, stupid!
-- Your bummer read of the day: how Amazon's labor policies are worse than Walmart's
-- Opinion piece of the day: Rosa Brooks on why workers need to "Lean Out"
-- Study: Republican presidents are associated with higher infant mortality rates
-- After a scientist makes some inconvenient discoveries, agribusiness plots to destroy him (This should be read in relation my earlier post about What Obama Left Out of His Inequality Speech: Regulation).
-- The ACA makes it possible for workers to quit jobs they hate. This is awesome.
-- Could the ACA help the millions Americans drowning in debt? A new study of Massachusetts health care reform offers some clues.
-- On the Raiders' cheerleaders wage theft suit: no pay for practices, unreimbursed expenses, and $125 per 10-hour work day
-- Conference that promises to "reset the agenda for women in the workplace" invites CEOs and Hollywood types aplenty -- but snubs unions
-- Walmart's holiday profits are way down. Food stamp cuts are a big part of the reason.