Recent Rortybomb enterprise updates:
– My last weekly column at Wonkblog went up a week ago. It’s a review of Melissa Gira Grant’s book Playing the Whore.
– I wrote about the minimum wage twice at the New Republic. The first time was on the Silicon Valley wage fixing scandal, and what it says about how labor markets work. (it’s a nontechnical introduction to “dynamic monopsony” theory, if you are familiar with that.)
If you haven’t read about the Silicon Valley scandal I highly recommend it. (I had assumed, falsely, that more people knew about it when I wrote my piece.) Mark Ames had the most comprehensive version when it broke; Josh Harkinson just did another piece on it. It’s worth it just for the quotes you’ll see from the digital Masters of the Universe.
– I also wrote about the CBO report that just came out on the minimum wage at the New Republic too.
– I also wrote a piece at Al-Jazeera America about what is at stake when liberals, including President Obama, replace a focus on inequality with a focus on opportunity.