from The Great Debate:

How Trump reflects America’s obsession with ‘winners’ and ‘losers’

October 8, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to remarks at a campaign event in Waterloo

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

Meet the angriest man running for president – no it’s not Trump

September 16, 2015

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What better time to gauge the emotional profile of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed Socialist, than during his Labor Day speech to the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire? After all, the independent junior senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has a website home page that focuses on economics and the working class. Creating jobs, raising wages, “taking on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class” is what Sanders says his campaign is all about.

from Breakingviews:

Hedge fund pay hauls a political-financial shame

May 5, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Review: The politics of anti-inequality

April 24, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Four reasons to raise women’s pay that should make men happy

March 5, 2015

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Martha from Mexico works at a sewing machine at the American Apparel factory in downtown Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Davos badly needs a Henry Ford moment

By Rob Cox
January 21, 2015

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Edward Hadas:

Reducing inequality – where to start?

January 19, 2015

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Edward Hadas:

A holistic economics of healthcare

September 10, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Counterparties:

Unequal inequality

July 21, 2014

At the Upshot over the weekend, Tyler Cowen writes that Americans’ view of income inequality is too narrowly nationalistic. Instead, he says, we should “preface all discussions of inequality with a reminder that global inequality has been falling and that, in this regard, the world is headed in a fundamentally better direction.” Basically, rising incomes in growing economies like China and India should outweigh the inequality concerns of countries (like the U.S.) where increasing exports are causing incomes at the top to rise. “While Chinese growth has added to income inequality in the United States, it has also increased prosperity and income equality globally,” he says.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – Spending concerns and car sales

June 4, 2014

Coming data on same-store sales will help illuminate whether the modest upward tick in prices is something that is being replicated throughout the economy and signalling a stronger overall economy or perhaps one that remains more weighted to the most wealthy in the United States. According to Thomson Reuters data, Costco is poised to post the strongest same-store sales figures among the retail chains, though its 4.6 percent estimated increase would fall short of the 5 percent rise a year ago. The figures have a bit less utility than in the past given the likes of Wal-Mart stopped supplying this data years ago, but you work with what you have. Either way, it's notable that the discounters have been weak this year - a sign of lackluster spending outlooks for lower income Americans.