Short Articles and Posts

Iowa Republicans Want to Push Children Into the Workforce, Jacobin (March 2023)

Understanding Iowa’s Jobs Deficit, Common Good Iowa (June 2021)

We Don’t Have to Keep Shoveling Money to Big Ag, Jacobin (January 2021)

Meatpacking Bosses in Iowa Allegedly Organized a Betting Pool on How Many Workers Would Get COVID, Jacobin (November 2020)

Bernie Sanders Would Make a Very Good Secretary of Labor, Jacobin (November 2020)

Who Gets Protected, Dissent (July 2020)

Meatpacking Outbreak is Unsurprising When You Consider How Iowa Treats its Workers, Des Moines Register (April 2020)

The Deepening Unemployment Crisis, Dissent (April 2020)

The Unemployment Shock Continues, Dissent (April 2020)

The Unemployment Shock, Dissent (March 2020)

What's (Still) The Matter With Iowa, Dissent (March 2019)

State of the Unions, Dissent (February 2019)

Healthy Signs, Dissent (December 2018)

Wage Woes, Dissent (December 2018)

A Dismal Report Card on Global Inequality, Dissent (April 2018)

Them That Has, Gets, Dissent (November 2017)

Police Murders are the Tip of the IcebergDissent (September 2017)

Deeds of Mistrust, History Happens Here (Missouri History Museum), May 2017

What's the Matter With Iowa? Dissent (March 2017)

Triumph of the One PercentDissent (December 2016)

Red Lines, Black LivesDissent (October 2016)

Right to Work (For Less): By the NumbersDissent (May 2016)

Ferguson Digs in its Heels, Dissent (February 2016)

The Pension Pinch, Dissent (November 2015)

Ferguson Revisited, Dissent (August 2015)

JP Morgan Sounds the Alarm on InequalityDissent  (May 22, 2015)

Minimum Wage Hits the Bulls Eye, Working Economics (May 4, 2015)

Border City Blues, Dissent (May 2, 2015)

How Racism Became Policy in Ferguson, Dissent (March 5, 2015)

The Segregation Index, Dissent (Winter 2015)

The Making of Ferguson, Dissent  (August 2014)

What this Months Job Report Doesn't Tell Us, Dissent blog (June 2014)

The Wage Crunch in Perspective, Dissent blog (June 2014)

Piketty in One Graph (Center For Economic and Policy Research, Graphic Economics, May 2014)

Employment Change by State and Sector, 1995-2014 (Center for Economic and Policy Research, April 2014)

The United States of Inequality, Dissent (March 2014)

Mapping Inequality, Working Economics (February 2014)

Inequality in the StatesWorking Economics (February 2014)

Jim Crow for the JoblessDissent (January 2014)

Two Cheers and Two Cautions for the Jobs ReportDissent (December 2013)

Beyond SeaTac: Movement on the Minimum Wage? Dissent (November 2013)

Social Security by the NumbersDissent  (November 2013)

Strangled by the Purse Strings: Austerity After the ShutdownDissent (October 2013)

Union Membership and The Income Share of the Top Ten PercentWorking Economics (EPI), October 2013

Growing Together, Growing ApartWorking Economics (EPI), October 2013

Fargo or Bust: The State Income NumbersDissent (September 2013)

The Top One Percent Income Share (annotated), CEPR (September 2013)

Behind the Income NumbersDissent (September 2013)

McRecovery: The Troubling New Jobs Report, Dissent  (September 2013)

Labor Day Blues, Dissent (September 2013)

States of Recession (Center for Economic and Policy Research, August 2013)

Mind the GapDissent (August 2013)

ALEC in PlunderlandDissent (July 2013)

Defending the Top One Percent--And Failing At It, (July 2013)

Unemployment and Its SymptomsDissent (July 2013)

Three Reasons Not to Get Too Excited about the Latest Jobs ReportDissent (July 2013)

The Great Barbecue Revisited, Dissent (June 2013)

Wage Growth and Unemployment in the States (CEPR, June 2013)

How the Rich Got RicherDissent (June 2013)

Inflation, the Friendly Ghost, Dissent (May 2013)

The Austerity Follies, Dissent (May 2013)

From Bad Jobs to Good Jobs, Dissent (May 2013)

How the Density of Your County Affects How You VoteAtlantic Cities (April 2013)

The Arc of InequalityDissent (March 2013)

US Health Care is Still Bad (and Expensive), Dissent  (February 2013)

A Bad Year For UnionsDissent (January 2013)

A Jobless Recovery, Dissent (January 2013)

Back to Full Employment (Center for Economic and Policy Research), January 2103

Unemployment Numbers: The Long ViewDissent (January 2013)

Iowa View: Counting job gains while excluding losses is wrong, Des Moines Register (January 15, 2013)

The Folly of Right to WorkDissent  (December 2012)

The Good Jobs DeficitDissent (December 2012)

Better Pizza, Bitter PoliticsDissent (November 2012).

(with Steve Herzenberg)The Manufacturing Jobs Score, 1949-2011 (Keystone Research Center, October 2012)

(with Larry Mishel), Real Hourly Wage Growth: The Last Generation, Working Economics (Economic Policy Institute), October 10, 2012

Growing Together, Growing Apart: Income Growth since 1948 (Center for Economic and Policy Research, September 2012)

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Center for Economic and Policy Research, August 2012)

Union Decline and Rising Inequality in Two Charts, Working Economics (Economic Policy Institute), June 2012

(with Ross Eisenberry), As Unions Decline Inequality Rises, Economic Policy Institute Economic Snapshot (June 2012)

Effective Government Would Neutralize Tea Party, History News Network (November 2010)

Hands off My Medicare! The Deadly Legacy of Social Insurance, distributed by History News Service, appearing in LA Progressive (9/01/10)

New Deal Succeeded When FDR Invested in the U.S.” Casper [WY] Tribune (November 9, 2009)

We’ve Been Here Before: History and Health Reform,” Princeton University Press Blog (September 2009); cross-posted at History News Network

"Welfare Capitalism," Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (Thompson-Gale, 2004), 1027-29.

“The New Deal” entry in Encyclopedia of American Studies (Grolier, 2004)

“Chamber of Commerce” and “National Association of Manufacturers,” entries in the Oxford Companion to American History (Oxford, 2004)

“Replace FDR with Reagan on the Dime?” History News Network (December 2003)

"September 11 in Historical Perspective" subTerrean [Vancouver] (January 2002)

“Health Care: Some Historical Lessons,” One for All: Newsletter of Health For All--California 5 (Spring 1998), 2, 5 [reprinted by Third World Traveler]

“Blown Fusion” In These Times 21:14 (26 May 1997), 29-31.

“Who Killed Health Care?” In These Times 20:25 (28 November 1996), 31-33.

"History and the 'New World Order'” New Internationalist 247 (Sep. 1993), 20-22.

"The American Politics of Canadian Health Care," Canadian Dimension (Sep. 1992): 17-20.

“Labor Update: Miners' Health Bargain," Z Magazine 5-6 (May-June 1992): 56-57.

“The Politics of Health Care Reform," Against the Current 7:1 (March-April 1992): 3-6.

"Thicker than Oil: American Stakes in the Gulf." Canadian Dimension 25 (April-May 1991): 33-37 [reprinted in Z Magazine 4 (April 1991): 26-30; and in The New World Order and Military Intervention (GEM Publications, 1991)].

"Cosmetic Surgery: Health Care the Corporate Way," The Nation (25 Mar 1991): 376-380. "Pittston and the Political Economy of Coal," Z Magazine 3 (Feb. 1990): 95-100.