On How Americans Think About Fairness and the Economy

@Josh Michtom@facebook I'll never get over the shame. ;-)

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:47 am 0

On How Americans Think About Fairness and the Economy

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:47 am 0

On How Americans Think About Fairness and the Economy

I wonder if Solid Conservatives and Steadfast Liberals disagree about who is powerful.

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm 1

On Are You My Landlord?

There are great tenant organizations in NYC, and every renter should join one. It's basic self-interest. My personal favorite is Met Council on Housing: www.metcouncilonhousing.org

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm 0

On Adjusting Our "New Financial Advice" to Include Unemployment

@Stina See, now that's good New Financial Advice!

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm 0

On Adjusting Our "New Financial Advice" to Include Unemployment

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm 0

On Adjusting Our "New Financial Advice" to Include Unemployment

@cjm It's interesting how you pair side-gig income with unemployment insurance. Does side gig implicitly mean under-the-table gig? Is that a generally accepted, if unacknowledged, part of the economy now?

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm 0

On Adjusting Our "New Financial Advice" to Include Unemployment

If we assume everyone will lose a job at some point, and probably more than once, then we probably also ought to assume that 401(k)s are really just emergency funds. Specifically, emergency funds with all sorts of complicated penalties and taxes attached. Which raised the question of the wisdom of saving via 401(k)s.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm 0

On We Need a New Kind of Financial Advice

A key piece of the New Financial Advice would be a plain and clear account of our paycheck rights under federal law: the minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wages, compensable time, layoff pay, equal pay, and what can and can’t be deducted from our pay. I’d also throw in the right to continued health coverage during family and medical leave and, of course, the right form a union. Lots of folks don’t know what to do when they’re getting ripped off by their boss — we need a book to explain it.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm 1

On Trucking No Longer a "Ticket To The Middle Class"

@ATF Oh, and my politics have a reddish tint -- but not the Republican kind. ;-)

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 6:29 pm 1