Inflation for the Rest of Us


            New Orleans      Inflation is scary to people, especially if you are now living in Argentina or Venezuela, where prices are rising in double digits on a regular basis.  In the United States, it’s a mixed bag, depending on where you stand, and who you believe. There’s no question that prices are currently going up, partly because of …

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Benefits and Informal Workers

ACORN International COVID-19 Economics

  New Orleans        For years, I have harped on the need to make “maximum feasible participation” an emphasis on delivery of all governmental benefit programs.  The pandemic has heightened visibility of the gap between eligibility in target populations and distribution of approved and legislated benefits to the populations.  In the United States, we see …

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