Emmanuel Saez

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Name: Emmanuel Saez
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

US income inequality is bad, but wealth inequality is a bigger problem

Emmanuel Saez, that assiduous tracker of economic inequality in the US, has been shifting his attention away from income inequality to a broader, thornier, and more intractable issue: wealth inequality. As he observes in a paper published this week at ... [Published Greenspace - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

If Wall Street fears inequality, Main Street shrugs

As the gap between rich and poor widens in the U.S., so is the gulf between Wall Street and Main Street when it comes to perceiving the danger that shift poses to the American economy.The financial sector appears increasingly worried over the disparity ... [Published CBS News - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

We're Being Mislead About Wealth Inequality; No One At All Knows Whether It Is Rising Or Falling, Absolutely No One

Contrary to what we’re all being told, repeatedly told, we don’t actually know whether wealth inequality is rising, falling or just staying the same in the US at present. I agree, that’s not the impression you’ll be getting from almost all of the newspaper ... [Published Forbes.com - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 3 reports

Another death knell for the middle class

It may be time to play a dirge for the American middle class.While many American families enjoyed rising prosperity in the decades following World War II, those wealth gains have eroded, leaving the middle-class poorer than anytime since the 1940s , according ... [Published CBS News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

Middle Class Wealth Is So ’90s

Tim Fernholz outlines the findings a new working paper by economists Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez, briefly referenced on the Dish last week, which “shows that growing income inequality is fueling a commensurate disparity in total wealth”:The two economists ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Virtually All Americans’ Wealth Has Dropped To Where It Was Three Decades Ago

CREDIT: Shutterstock The bottom 90 percent of American families own just 23 percent of the country’s wealth , about the same share they had in 1940, according to a new paper from Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman. This wide swath of Americans held ... [Published Think Progress - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

America Is a Great Place to Get Really, Really Rich

Most Americans continue to believe that hard work and ambition determine success. But in a speech last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted some disturbing tends in wealth and income inequality:"It is no secret that the past few decades ... [Published BusinessWeek - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

End corporate-dollar democracy: Guest commentary

Since the 1970s, the campaigns of elected officials from both political parties have been financed by wealthy special interests and lobbyists. More than $6.2 billion was raised and spent in the 2012 elections for Congress and the president. More than ... [Published Press-Telegram - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for October 20, 2014

Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog On the Proper Inflation Target: Monday Focus for October 20, 2014 - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman: Exploding wealth inequality in the United States - Washington ... [Published Brad DeLong - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

Here's more proof the middle class is dying.The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

No Redistribution Without the Social State

Whoever is interested in redistribution cannot pass by the well-constructed Austrian social system [This article published in Arbeit & Wirtschaft 6/2014 is translated from the German on the Internet.]The fundamental tasks of the social state include protection ... [Published Boston IMC - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Opinion: Current economy penalizes the poor and young

In the past few months, headlines among national news and economic publications are circling around the economic state of the middle class. “The middle class hasn’t gotten a raise in fifteen years,” Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight Economics wrote earlier ... [Published Kansas State Collegian - Oct 20 2014]

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Over at Equitable Growth: Very Rough: Exploding... [Published Brad DeLong - 2 hours ago]
Over at Equitable Growth: Very Rough: Exploding... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - 2 hours ago]
US income inequality is bad, but wealth inequal... [Published Greenspace - Oct 24 2014]
If Wall Street fears inequality, Main Street sh... [Published CBS News - Oct 24 2014]
Inequality and Its Risks [Published GARP - Oct 24 2014]
[tt] What Role Does Technology Play in Record L... [Published TranshumanTech - Oct 24 2014]
We're Being Mislead About Wealth Inequality; No... [Published Forbes.com - Oct 23 2014]
Middle Class Wealth Is So ’90s [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 22 2014]
Another death knell for the middle class [Published CBS News - Oct 22 2014]
Middle Class Wealth Is So ’90s [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 22 2014]
The bottom 90 percent are poorer today than the... [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 22 2014]
American's middle class appears to be disappear... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 22 2014]
Should the Fed tackle economic inequality? [Published Memphis Commercial Appeal - Oct 21 2014]
Virtually All Americans’ Wealth Has Dropped To ... [Published Think Progress - Oct 21 2014]
Wonkbook: How to stay calm in the final two wee... [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 21 2014]
America Is a Great Place to Get Really, Really ... [Published BusinessWeek - Oct 21 2014]
Technology and Inequality [Published Technology Review - Oct 21 2014]
End corporate-dollar democracy: Guest commentary [Published Press-Telegram - Oct 20 2014]
Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for Oc... [Published Brad DeLong - Oct 20 2014]
Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for Oc... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Oct 20 2014]
All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated Aft... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 20 2014]
No Redistribution Without the Social State [Published Boston IMC - Oct 20 2014]
Opinion: Current economy penalizes the poor and... [Published Kansas State Collegian - Oct 20 2014]
Sensible Leadership On Economics In Real Life [Published Firedoglake - Oct 19 2014]
Ninety percent of US families are no wealthier ... [Published Quartz - Oct 18 2014]
Weekend Must Must Reading: Janet Yellen: Perspe... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Oct 18 2014]
Weekend Must Must Reading: Janet Yellen: Perspe... [Published Brad DeLong - Oct 18 2014]
Where Is That Inflation We've Been Waiting For? [Published Huffington Post - Oct 17 2014]
Americans consider inequality world’s greatest ... [Published PBS - Oct 17 2014]
Looking at Recessions through a Different Lens [Published Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Oct 16 2014]
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Over at Equitable Growth: Very Rough: Exploding... [Published Brad DeLong - 2 hours ago]
Over at Equitable Growth: Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: Exploding wealth inequality in the United States : "The share of total income earned by the top 1%... ...less than 10% in the late 1970s but now exceeds 20%.... A large portion of this ...
Over at Equitable Growth: Very Rough: Exploding... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - 2 hours ago]
Over at Equitable Growth: Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: Exploding wealth inequality in the United States : "The share of total income earned by the top 1%... ...less than 10% in the late 1970s but now exceeds 20%.... A large portion of this ...
US income inequality is bad, but wealth inequal... [Published Greenspace - Oct 24 2014]
Emmanuel Saez, that assiduous tracker of economic inequality in the US, has been shifting his attention away from income inequality to a broader, thornier, and more intractable issue: wealth inequality. As he observes in a paper published this week at ...
[tt] What Role Does Technology Play in Record L... [Published TranshumanTech - Oct 24 2014]
Rather than making my own comments about what turns out to be a discussionof other economists, I invite you to read or re-read my essay, How toThink about Rising Inequality," http://www.filefactory.com/file/7dtfkhio02mj/Meme251.txt in particular about ...
Middle Class Wealth Is So ’90s [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 22 2014]
Tim Fernholz outlines the findings a new working paper by economists Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez, briefly referenced on the Dish last week, which “shows that growing income inequality is fueling a commensurate disparity in total wealth”: ...
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