Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor's Fair Share

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?
  • According to the Economic Policy Institute, productivity went up about 25 percent from 2000 to 2012. How much did compensation increase? Only about 7 percent. 
  • From 1979 to 2010 the top 1 percent of households saw their after-tax income grow by about 202 percent.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Scott Walker Roundup

Scott Walker Does About-Face On Outsourcing As Campaign Issue
Scott Walker Aide Archer Lands New State Job With Big Raise
Companies That Outsourced Jobs Donated Primarily To Walker Campaign
WEDC Award Recipients Outsources Wisconsin Jobs To Foreign Countries
Scott Walker Received Money From Companies That Outsource Jobs
Is Walker Guilty - Or The Law Meaningless?
The Unelectable Whiteness Of Scott Walker
Lessons For Other States From Kansas' Massive Tax Cuts
The Failure Of State Economic Development Agencies
Wisconsin and Wyoming Tally Fiscal Cost of Rejecting Health Reform’s Medicaid Expansion

Holiday Reading

Truths & Myths About The Rise Of Part-Time Jobs
What Science Says About Marijuana
The Health Benefits Of Trees
Corporations Used To Pay Almost One-Third Of Federal Taxes. Now It's One-Tenth.

Charts To Email Your Right-Wing Brother In-Law

How Your City's Public Transit Stacks Up
State's Job Growth Defies Predictions After Tax Increases

Friday, August 22, 2014

Walker Wanted Funds Sent To Wisconsin Club For Growth

Walker wanted funds sent to Wisconsin Club for Growth
Gov. Scott Walker encouraged outside groups and individuals to funnel millions of dollars into Wisconsin Club for Growth — a pro-Walker group directed by his campaign adviser — during the recall elections in 2011 and 2012, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wisconsin Employment Doldrums

From Econobrowser, "Following up on last Thursday’s post, here is a depiction of how Wisconsin and Kansas — ALEC darlings — fare against Minnesota and California." [source]

Figure 1: Log nonfarm payroll employment for Wisconsin (red), Minnesota (blue), California (teal), Kansas (green) and the US (black), all seasonally adjusted, 2011M01=0. Vertical dashed line at beginning of terms for indicated governors. Source: BLS, and author’s calculations.