Miles’s Recent Stories
Nation Dec 10A food stamps success story
A yawning gap has opened up between market income poverty rates and total income poverty rates, which can only be heralded as a major success story for out-of-work assistance, particularly those components under federal control, argues economist Miles Corak.
Economy Oct 08America’s Children Are the Silent Victims of the Great Recession
The recession has had a negative effect on children's well-being, even increasing their likelihood of being physically abused. Photo courtesy of Mario Tama/Getty Images. Editor's Note: As "The Great Gatsby" lit up silver screens this summer, Miles Corak, professor…
Economy Jul 15The Great Gatsby Curve: Inequality and the End of Upward Mobility
Was Jay Gatsby a crook, or was he the victim of a crooked system? Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Editor's Note: Is the American economic system fundamentally unequal, perpetuating income inequality and stymieing upward economic mobility? Or do families…