California has launched plans to move to a $15/hr minimum wage. Here’s a meta-analysis of the economics papers on raising the minimum wage. Throw out those Econ101 comparative statics models.
Dean Baker on “unfunded pension liabilities“. You see this scary buzzword being bandied around a bunch. Baker predicted the housing crash and is one of the best in the business of puncturing some of this stuff which gets thrown around.
A reading list from the late, great Aaron Swartz.