Daily Clips: April 1st, 2016

Daily Clips: April 1st, 2016

Let me just begin by saying there will be no shi**y April Fools Jokes on this particular page. Inequality is about so much more than money:  In many ways, we use inequality as a euphemism for describing a very, very complex problem. This piece pivots from “Piketty’s opus” about inequality, and its particular focus on wealth, and shifts the attention to “psychology and culture.” The author argues that these elements of inequality fundamentally transform and influence societies as well, However, for too long our political discourse on this issue has been examined solely through the economic lens. A worthy read. NY state reaches deal to raise minimum wage toward $15 an hour : Another one bites the dust. US economy adds 215,000 jobs in March, jobless rate ticks up to 5 percent : “This is confirmation that the U.S. economy is basically the one economy in the globe that can go it alone,” said Tara Sinclair, chief economist at jobs site Indeed and economics professor at George Washington University. “It can potentially be a positive contributor to global growth at a time when everyone else is slowing.” Tweet of the day: Research: Even modest reductions in neighborhood poverty rates produce lifetime earning gains for poor kids. https://t.co/VjWVGPbyTG — Joe Cortright (@Joe_Cortright) March 30, 2016  

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