I want to insist on this point: the key issue is the justification of inequalities rather than their magnitude as such. —Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014), 264
Joseph works as a researcher at Knology, focused on distributive justice and policy, program evaluation, as well as data analysis and visualization.
Hobbies include too much time fiddling with (breaking and repairing) his various digital devices, honing reproducible research techniques, and proselytizing philosophy, statistics, and privacy practices. Also soccer, tennis, and games in general.
PhD in Political Science, 2013
BA in Government, 2002
University of Notre Dame
The typical story about poverty focuses on what fraction of individuals are poor. Economists are interested in more than this, however, and the classical ways of measuring poverty are the:1 incidence of poverty (what proportion of the population is poor?) intensity of poverty (how poor are the poor?), and inequality of poverty (how unequal is the distribution of mild, moderate, and severe poverty?
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This book develops a novel approach to distributive justice by building a theory based on a concept of desert. As a work of applied political theory, it presents a simple but powerful theoretical argument and a detailed proposal to eliminate unmerited inequality, poverty, and economic immobility, speaking to the underlying moral principles of both progressives who already support egalitarian measures and also conservatives who have previously rejected egalitarianism on the grounds of individual freedom, personal responsibility, hard work, or economic efficiency. By using an agnostic, flexible, data-driven approach to isolate luck and ultimately measure desert, this proposal makes equal opportunity initiatives both more accurate and effective as it adapts to a changing economy. It grants to each individual the freedom to genuinely choose their place in the distribution. It provides two policy variations that are perfectly economically efficient, and two others that are conditionally so. It straightforwardly aligns outcomes with widely shared, fundamental moral intuitions. Lastly, it demonstrates much of the above by modeling four policy variations using 40 years of survey data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
$15 minimum wage will: - Increase wages:
$1.47 billion in new gross wages - Stimulate …