John's Recent Stories
Economy Sep 02COLUMN: How raising taxes on the rich could prevent mass shootings
Economist John Komlos argues that the United States needs to adopt universal mental health insurance as a way to lower the murder and mass murder rate.
Economy Jul 31Sour economy threatens the American Dream
What does a stagnant economy mean for the pursuit of the American Dream? John Komlos warns that the golden days of growth are over.
Economy Jun 25Why trade deals hurt Americans
John Komlos argues that trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership will only exacerbate our deficit and further inequality in the United States. What we need, he argues, is not only fair trade, but balanced trade.
Economy May 20In America, inequality begins in the womb
Sadly, zip codes of birth do matter in the U.S. and they matter more than we think, argues economist John Komlos.
Economy May 04Income inequality begins at birth and these are the stats that prove it
We need to look beyond the ugly surface manifestations of young black men being shot in the back and consider the deeper socioeconomic plight of this demographic in this country in 2015. The truth of the matter is that people…
Mar 17Why you shouldn’t expect wages to rise any time soon
For months, the thorn in the side of otherwise sunny jobs reports has been sluggish wage growth. As unemployment falls, wages are supposed to rise. Those expectations will likely play a role in the Fed's policy deliberations this week. But…
Mar 05America can be a full-employment economy once again
How close will February's unemployment rate come to "full employment"? Not close enough, argues economist John Komlos, who believes the right to life implies a right to a job. Komlos is the author of “What Every Economics Student Needs to…