Opinion columnist at @washingtonpost. Previously wrote about economics (and theater) for @nytimes.

Tesla runs into another free-market roadblock

delawareonline.com — What's good for General Motors dealers is good for America. Or so allegedly free-market, anti-protectionist Republican legislators and governors pretend to think, given that they have been doing their damnedest to protect auto dealers (for both GM and others, to be fair) from the threat of competition. In Michigan, Gov.

Tesla runs into trouble again

washingtonpost.com — What's good for General Motors dealers is good for America. Or so allegedly free-market, anti-protectionist Republican legislators and governors pretend to think, given that they have been doing their damnedest to protect auto dealers (for both GM and others, to be fair) from the threat of competition. This week Michigan Gov.

Raises right around the corner?

washingtonpost.com — Inflation-adjusted hourly earnings fell in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. As I mentioned in my column yesterday, though, some recent survey data suggest that both employers and consumers believe we're right on the verge of long-awaited raises. Here are the data points I was referring to.

No sex for poor people?

mysanantonio.com — we don't help them very much after they birth those unplanned kids, instead publicly chastising irresponsible single mothers for having babies they can't afford and offering little assistance in the form of child care, education or cash.

We need to close the sex-ed gap

delawareonline.com — My column today looks at a relatively underappreciated form of inequality: unequal access to family planning and fertility decisions. High-income, highly educated Americans have more choices than ever when it comes to childbearing, while low-income, less-educated Americans have trouble just getting access to effective birth control.

Has America decided that sex isn’t for the poor?

charlotteobserver.com — America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we're laying for poor people who deign to get it on?

Sex is for the rich

chicagotribune.com — Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools - predominantly located in low-income, high-teen-pregnancy areas - we don't even teach kids how contraception works.

Sex, America has decided, is just for the rich

delawareonline.com — America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we're laying for poor people who deign to get it on?

The sex ed gap - The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com — My column today looks at a relatively underappreciated form of inequality: unequal access to family planning and fertility decisions. High-income, highly educated Americans have more choices than ever when it comes to childbearing, while low-income, less-educated Americans have trouble just getting access to effective birth control.

How to close that pay gap

tennessean.com — Don't ask. Just trust that the system will reward you for your compliance. That is the message Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella delivered last week, when prodded for advice to give women who are reluctant to request raises.
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