Economists acknowledge that middle skill jobs are vaporizing. But they also view the situation as static. Not true. Eventually, we'll have to find ways other than job-based income to support the population.
Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.
The Bush tax cuts were bad policy when they were enacted, and they are bad policy today. Extending them would dramatically enrich the wealthy relative to everyone else: 26.8 percent of the benefits would go to the top one percent of wage earners.