Larry Mishel

Larry Mishel

@LarryMishel

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Distinguished Fellow @ EPI. Dad of 4, husband, granddad, Dog is Bella (pure mutt). Economist. Progressive. Eagles/Phillies fan. Passionate and happy.

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Joined on June 26, 2013

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We looked inside some of the tweets by @LarryMishel and here's what we found interesting.

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Quoted @interfluidity

"What economists have gotten wrong for decades Four economic ideas disproven by reality." by @econjared https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/19/20699366/interest-rates-unemployment-globalization-minimum-wage-deficit …

Nicely done @econjared

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Three economists with 3 policies that would help American families: @AlanAAja1 @bklyncollege411 (jobs guarantee), @EileenAppelbaum @ceprdc (paid family and medical leave), @metaCoop @EconomicPolicy (overtime protections)

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"If the Vikings had had public relations teams, they would have claimed to be making better use of the resources of the fishing villages they pillaged." -@EconomicPolicy's @TheaLeeEPI on the private equity industry

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Here's an easy, surefire way to see if someone--like the Nat'l Restaurant Assoc--is cherry picking numbers to mislead, in this case re min wg increase. It's the exclusive use of the "as many as" frame, without giving the central estimate or the range.
http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/heres-a-simple-way-to-tell-if-someone-like-the-nat-restaurant-assoc-is-abusing-numbers-to-mislead/ …

Here's an easy, surefire way to see if someone--like the Nat'l Restaurant Assoc--is cherry picking numbers to mislead, in this case re min wg increase. It's the exclusive use of the "as many as" frame, without giving the central estimate or the range. http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/heres-a-simple-way-to-tell-if-someone-like-the-nat-restaurant-assoc-is-abusing-numbers-to-mislead/ …

When Trump says, If you don’t like, it leave it,” people I know say it reminds them of a sign like this from 1971 in NC county near where I live.

When Trump says, If you don’t like, it leave it,” people I know say it reminds them of a sign like this from 1971 in NC county near where I live.

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Replying to @LarryMishel

Yea it definitely gives them an edge and you're right, even on the day of Uber's rally the crowd was pretty mixed -

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A lawyer for @NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb filed a 41-page brief yesterday on why Scabby the Rat should sometimes be illegal for unions to use. 🐁 She asked the board for a quick ruling on Scabby since "the lawfulness of inflatable rats" is a "a matter of national interest."

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Quoted @lizshuler

The time for quiet acceptance is over. It's time to build a movement where ⁦@amazon⁩ employees — and all workers — are employed with dignity and fairness. And, the ⁦@AFLCIO⁩ is ready to join the fight. #1u https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/perspectives/amazon-prime-day-collective-action/index.html …

Great op-ed from @lizshuler on the #AmazonPrimeDay collective action. #1u

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Quoted @girlsreallyrule

BREAKING: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has blocked an attempt to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, pointing to the country's growing debt and arguing that any new spending should be offset by cuts to other spending. (via @thehill) https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/453519-rand-paul-blocks-senate-vote-on-9-11-victim-compensation-fund …

BREAKING: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has blocked an attempt to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, pointing to the country's growing debt and arguing that any new spending should be offset by cuts to other spending. (via @thehill) https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/453519-rand-paul-blocks-senate-vote-on-9-11-victim-compensation-fund …

Rand Paul voted yes on the Trump tax cut bill, which cost $1 trillion.

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Quoted @hshierholz

The EEOC website notes that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits “insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as..comments like, ‘Go back to where you came from,'" i.e. Trump's tweets are a canonical example of harassment based on national origin. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-shift/2019/07/17/executive-orders-limiting-federal-employee-unions-reinstated-458951 …

The EEOC website notes that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits “insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as..comments like, ‘Go back to where you came from,'" i.e. Trump's tweets are a canonical example of harassment based on national origin. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-shift/2019/07/17/executive-orders-limiting-federal-employee-unions-reinstated-458951 …

pretty relevant, don't you think? Thanks @hshierholz

Interesting and useful thoughts. @sharblock Sectoral Approach for Domestic Workers

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For those interested in ways of raising wages for the middle of the distribution, very interesting to pay attention to a real time “natural experiment” in New Zealand ... which is moving towards sectoral wage standards. #predistribution

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Union workers are 25 percent more likely to be covered by health insurance, and their health insurance plans are 53 percent better. https://on.epi.org/2lgQ7m2  #1u

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. @dynarski provides insight into who actually struggles most with student debt. "If you look at the likelihood that someone is going to default, it actually drops as debt goes up," Dynarski says. https://www.kunc.org/post/these-are-people-struggling-most-pay-back-student-loans#stream/0 …
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. @dynarski provides insight into who actually struggles most with student debt. "If you look at the likelihood that someone is going to default, it actually drops as debt goes up," Dynarski says. #stream/0" target="_blank">https://www.kunc.org/post/these-are-people-struggling-most-pay-back-student-loans#stream/0 …

Quoted @TheaLeeEPI

Women are drastically under-represented in top econ departments. @EconomicPolicy is proud that a majority of our 11 PhD economists are women -- and that's why our work is so relevant and strong! @hshierholz @ValerieRWilson @eliselgould @MoniquMorrissey @emmagg01 Jhacova Williams https://twitter.com/familyunequal/status/1054077874955870210 …

true dat. Plus a great woman leader! @TheaLeeEPI

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"@rabbijilljacobs from T'ruah, also called on Trump to stop trying to “cover up [his] racism by making Israel a wedge." If you want to talk about hurting Israel, let’s talk about your unilateral moves to hamper peace,” she said.

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Quoted @RebeccaARainey

Uber and Lyft drivers were paid up to $100 to demonstrate against a bill that could make them employees https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-ab5-uber-lyft-rally-sacramento-pay-20190715-story.html …

Uber, but for astroturfing

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83 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump https://nyti.ms/2JVzDe6  Thanks to the NYT, and Harvard, NYU, and Columbia Law Schools.

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Quoted @pdacosta

"Dozens and dozens of times over five years, calls were made from @Amazon warehouses to 911 dispatchers about men and women on the brink" of suicide. https://www.thedailybeast.com/amazon-the-shocking-911-calls-from-inside-its-warehouses …

"Dozens and dozens of times over five years, calls were made from @Amazon warehouses to 911 dispatchers about men and women on the brink" of suicide. https://www.thedailybeast.com/amazon-the-shocking-911-calls-from-inside-its-warehouses …

#PrimeDay reminder.

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