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  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll\r\nIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:\r\nhttp://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTIxMzA5OTI2OTYIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • http://www.zillow.com/blog/research/2012/03/12/newly-released-zillow-rent-index-shows-rental-markets-heating-up-nationwide-but-home-values-continue-to-decline/
  • 66K behind
  • 10 K behind
  • Whenever red bars are to the left of the blue bars WI has lost more than MNFEB ’11 to FEB ‘12
  • Note: Lacrosse County recognizes Sales Tax Revenue in the Month it was earned not in the Month the State distributes it.
  • 12:00 Minutes.http://youtu.be/le-74R9C6Bc?t=11m56s
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  • Among tax filers this means AGI of $343,947 to crack the top 1, the top 5% is $159,643 and $112,124 for top 10. http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.html
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  • Consumers ultimately value the labor supplied, through their demand for output.
  • It is not a US only phenomenon.Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • It is also not a universal phenomenon France,Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden
  • It is also not a universal phonomenon
  • Lane Kenworthy
  • Sharpen the policy tools.
  • Programs are AFDC/TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), CTC (child tax credit), DI (disability insurance), EITC (earned income tax credit), Food Stamps, Foster Family, General Assistance, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, Other Welfare, Social Security, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), UI (unemployment insurance), Veterans Benefits, WC (workers compensation), and WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).Social SecurityMedicareSSIUIRailroad Employees AFDCChild CareTitle XX Social Services Block GrantChild ProtectionSocial Welfare in the TerritoriesPension Benefit Guaranty Corp.Food StampsMedicaidS-CHIPHousing AssistanceSchool Lunch and BreakfastsWIC for familiesChild and Adult Care Workforce Investment ActHead StartLI-HEAP
  • Programs are AFDC/TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), CTC (child tax credit), DI (disability insurance), EITC (earned income tax credit), Food Stamps, Foster Family, General Assistance, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, Other Welfare, Social Security, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), UI (unemployment insurance), Veterans Benefits, WC (workers compensation), and WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).Social SecurityMedicareSSIUIRailroad Employees AFDCChild CareTitle XX Social Services Block GrantChild ProtectionSocial Welfare in the TerritoriesPension Benefit Guaranty Corp.Food StampsMedicaidS-CHIPHousing AssistanceSchool Lunch and BreakfastsWIC for familiesChild and Adult Care Workforce Investment ActHead StartLI-HEAP
  • Rising Life expectancy has meant transfers to all have increased but there effectiveness for poverty reduction has not worked.
  • One of the founders of the ACLU.
  • In October new British legislation will change the default option for corporate pension plans, so that employees are automatically enrolled unless they actively choose to opt out. The hope is that this will significantly increase retirement saving. Mr Obama has proposed something similar for America’s 401(k) retirement schemes, although this idea has gained little traction.
  • http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~tphilipp/papers/pr_rev15.pdf
  • We are in the top 70% for income EQUALITY.
  • 185% of FPL
  • SouthsideBlues are under 100KBrowns 100-200KRed >200K
  • Blow up of southsideBlues are under 100KBrowns 100-200KRed >200K
  • NorthsideBlues are under 100KBrowns 100-200KRed >200K
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    • 1. Economic Indicators:An Update for the 7 Rivers Region
    • 2. What would you say worries you most about thenational economy at this time?
    • 3. 7 Rivers Consumer Sentiment110100 7 Rivers90807060 National5040 April 2002 April 2004 April 2007*** February April 2011*** 2009*** *** Survey moves to web
    • 4. Case-Shiller Index of Home Prices240.0220.0200.0180.0160.0 7 Rivers Region140.0 Minneapolis120.0100.0 Phoenix 80.0 Jan-98 Jan-00 Jan-02 Jan-04 Jan-06 Jan-08 Jan-10 Jan-12
    • 5. Average Price of Single Family$175,000 Homes Sold in 7 Rivers Region$150,000$125,000$100,000 $75,000 1997- 1999- 2001- 2003- 2005- 2007- 2009- 2011- Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan
    • 6. Average Number of Days on160 Market 7 Rivers Region140120100 80 60401997-Jan 2000-Jan 2003-Jan 2006-Jan 2009-Jan 2012-Jan
    • 7. Foreclosures Filed in 7 Rivers Region1,000.0 900.0 800.0 700.0 600.0 500.0 400.0 300.0 200.0 100.0 - 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011
    • 8. La Crosse Foreclosures Filed300.0250.0200.0150.0100.0 50.0 - 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011
    • 9. Number of Building Permits in La Crosse MSA80.070.060.0 Total Permits50.040.030.020.0 Single Unit Permits10.0 0.0 Jan-99 Jan-01 Jan-03 Jan-05 Jan-07 Jan-09 Jan-11
    • 10. Employment Cumulative Decline8 from NBER Peak (pct) 199064 200120-2 2007-4-6-8 1 13 25 37 49 61
    • 11. 12.00 Unemployment Rate by Duration10.00 8.00 >26 Weeks 6.00 4.00 5 to 14 Weeks 2.00 15-26 Weeks 0.00 < 5 WeeksSource: BLS
    • 12. 100% Percent of unemployed < 5 Weeks 75% 50% 5 to 14 Weeks 25% 15 to 26 Weeks > 26 Weeks 0% Jan-80 Jan-84 Jan-88 Jan-92 Jan-96 Jan-00 Jan-04 Jan-08 Jan-12Source: BLS
    • 13. 1 Cumulative Decline in Wisconsin Employment0 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49-1-2 2001 1980-3 2007-4-5-6-7-8
    • 14. The Walker Promise: 250,000 Jobs 3050.0Wisconsin Non-Farm Employment: Thousands 3000.0 2950.0 2900.0 2850.0 2800.0 2750.0 2700.0 2650.0 2600.0 2550.0 Jan-00 Jan-02 Jan-04 Jan-06 Jan-08 Jan-10 Jan-12 Jan-14 Source: BLS, http://goo.gl/lE69o
    • 15. 2950.0 The Dayton Promise: 240,000 JobsMinnesota Non-Farm Employment: Thousands 2900.0 2850.0 2800.0 2750.0 2700.0 2650.0 2600.0 2550.0 2500.0 2450.0 Jan-00 Jan-02 Jan-04 Jan-06 Jan-08 Jan-10 Jan-12 Jan-14 Source: BLS, http://goo.gl/lE69o
    • 16. -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8 Total Construction MN Manufacturing WI Trade, Trans., Util. FinanceProf. and Bus. Services Educ. And HealthLeisure and Hospitality Government Change in State Employment by Industry
    • 17. 7 Rivers Employment: SA 190.0Thousands 180.0 170.0 160.0 150.0 140.0 Jan-91 Jan-94 Jan-97 Jan-00 Jan-03 Jan-06 Jan-09 Jan-12
    • 18. La Crosse County 1,100.0 Sales Tax RevenueThousands 1,000.0 900.0 800.0 700.0 600.0 500.0 Jan-07 Jan-09 Jan-11
    • 19. Rising Income InequalityTaggert J. Brooks, PhDChair and Associate Professor ofEconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    • 20. Non-Standard Disclaimer:I am an academic economist.My income is above the median for the USand this region, but below the median in thisroom.Its all relative, and sometimes that matters forour perspectives. It matters for monkeys too.
    • 21. Monkeys and Fairness
    • 22. Most rich people are rich because...they know the right people or were born into wealthy families of their own hard work, ambition, or education. 7 Rivers Region other National - 10 20 30 40 50 60
    • 23. Louis D. Brandeis“We may have democracy, or wemay have wealth concentrated inthe hands of a few, but wecannot have both.”
    • 24. Top 1% of Income Earners Share of Total Income – U.S.20.015.010.0 5.0 - 1913 1937 1961 1985 2009
    • 25. InputsSkillsTalentEducationFamily
    • 26. TheMarket
    • 27. Consumers
    • 28. TheGovernmentTaxes/Transfer s
    • 29. Top 1% of Income Earners Share of Total Income – U.K.20.015.010.0 5.0 - 1913 1933 1953 1973 1993
    • 30. Top 1% of Income Earners Share of Total Income - Sweden20.015.010.0 5.0 - 1919 1949 1979 2009
    • 31. Gini CoefficientA/(A+B)
    • 32. Gini Coefficient0 1 More Equal
    • 33. Gini Coefficient For Countries Namibia .707 Mexico .517 US .450 China .415 UK .340 Sweden .230
    • 34. Gini Coefficient For ProSalaries Baseball .626 Golf .566 Basketball .528 Football .512 Hockey .458
    • 35. Frank and Cook“Winner-take-all markets haveproliferated in part becausetechnology has greatly extendedthe power and reach of theplanets most giftedperformers....Now that mostmusic we listen to isprerecorded...the worlds best
    • 36. Top 1% of Income Earners Share of Total Income - Sweden20.015.010.0 5.0 - 1919 1949 1979 2009
    • 37. Rick Warren“Well certainly the Bible says weare to care about the poor....Buttheres a fundamental questionon the meaning of "fairness."Does fairness mean everybodymakes the same amount ofmoney? Or does fairness meaneverybody gets the opportunity
    • 38. Rick Warren“When you subsidizepeople, you create thedependency. You — you robthem of dignity.”
    • 39. Means-Tested Transfers AFDC/TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) CTC (child tax credit) EITC (earned income tax credit) Medicaid SSI (Supplemental Security Income), WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) Food Stamps, General Assistance, Housing Assistance, Free and Reduced Lunches
    • 40. Social Insurance Transfers SSDI (disability insurance), Medicare, Social Security Retirement, UI (unemployment insurance), Veterans Benefits, WC (workers compensation)
    • 41. Transfers to All Medicare Social Security Retirement
    • 42. Felix Frankfurter“It is a wise man who said thatthere is no greater inequalitythan the equal treatment ofunequals.”
    • 43. Little Things Can Matter Admission Policy and College Selectivity. Early Childhood Interventions
    • 44. Nudge
    • 45. Explanations for RisingInequality Skill Biased Technological Innovation Education Inequality “Globalization” Economics of Superstars Immigration “Coming Apart” Household Formation Falling Unionization (Males) Falling Real Minimum Wage (Females)
    • 46. 0 400 800 1,200 1,600 2,000 Doctoral degree Professional degree Masters degree Bachelors degree Associate degree Some college, no degree High-school graduateLess than a high school diploma 2010 Median Weekly Earnings by Degree
    • 47. Solutions Improve Transfers to Poor Tax “Winner-take-all” markets to reduce income variance. “Brandeis Tax” Improve Education  Expand Early Childhood Interventions  Extend the School day/year
    • 48. Local Income Inequality
    • 49. Thanks.

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