More educated women

The trend continues that women are adjusting better to the changing economy than men. Yahoo! News has an article using Census data that for the first time ever there are more women with advanced degrees than men. This makes it…

Read More

The case for raising taxes II

Terrific Larry Gabriel column in the Metro Times. It is about the causes of Detroit's horrible population decline. Now the 18th largest  city in the country, down from 4th. As Gabriel points out the problems may be worse in Detroit,…

Read More

College attainment

Good news in the 2010 data on college attainment. Nationally 31% of 25-34 year olds have a four year degree or more. (Another 8% have a two year degree.) This is significant because, if sustained, it breaks a three decade…

Read More

The safety net and unions

The Paul Krugman column that I wrote about previously is as much about the value of a strong safety net and unions as it is about his belief that we have exaggerated the value of a college degree. Krugman argues…

Read More