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Benjamin Landy – Former Policy Associate

Benjamin Landy
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Benjamin Landy is a former policy associate at The Century Foundation, where he wrote about income inequality, college access and affordability, retirement security, and domestic politics. He contributes to TCF’s Graph of the Day feature and holds a B.A. from Columbia University, where he studied 19th and 20th century American history.

Latest Work by Benjamin Landy
Why It’s Time for Colleges to Rethink the SAT
February 21, 2014
Why Obama Just Cut Food Stamps By $8.7 Billion
February 7, 2014
GOTD: Inequality Is Not A Four Letter Word
January 30, 2014
GOTD: Why Unemployed Workers Can’t Just “Get a Job”
January 16, 2014
GOTD: The Increasing Cost of Higher Education
December 5, 2013
See Jane Default
December 3, 2013
GOTD: American Health Care Is Exceptional—Not in a Good Way
November 21, 2013
How Asset Tests Punish the Poor
November 19, 2013
GOTD: Student Debt Still a Problem
November 14, 2013
U.S. Public Investment at Lowest Level Since 1948
November 8, 2013
How Income Segregation Broke the Middle Class
October 31, 2013
Who Elected the Tyrants?
October 21, 2013
U.S. Skills Gap Worsens, Spreads Outside the Classroom
October 18, 2013
Four Years Into the Recovery, No Improvement in Incomes or Poverty
October 7, 2013
The Decline of U.S. Labor in an Age of Offshoring and Oversupply
September 26, 2013
Income Inequality Reached Record Level In 2012
September 18, 2013
Graph: Don’t Blame Teachers For Rising College Tuition
September 11, 2013
A Tale of Two Recoveries: Wealth Inequality After the Great Recession
August 28, 2013
Graph: Why Student Loan Delinquency Is Still So High
August 27, 2013
It’s Official—The Free Market Will Now Decide Your Student Loan Interest Rate
July 19, 2013
Graph: Redefining Income Inequality Won’t Make It Go Away
July 2, 2013
House Plan to Asset Test Food Stamp Recipients Is A Great Way to Trap Them in Poverty Forever
June 19, 2013
Graph: Why Democrats Want to Rebrand the Minimum Wage as a Women’s Issue
June 18, 2013
Graph: U.S. College Graduation Rates Are Rising, But the Rest of the World Is Catching Up
June 13, 2013
Graph: Half of the $900 Billion in Tax Breaks Will Go to the Richest 20 Percent This Year
May 30, 2013
Rising Health Care Costs Are Quietly Strangling the Middle Class
May 6, 2013
The Collapse of Funding for Public Higher Education: What Quartz Missed On the Student Debt Story
May 1, 2013
How the Senate Killed Gun Control In One Map
April 19, 2013
Graph: How Rising Student Debt Is Preventing Millennials from Becoming Homeowners
April 18, 2013
Graph: America’s Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Continues
April 15, 2013
Graph: Can Congress Be Trusted With Tax Reform?
April 11, 2013
To Battle Income Inequality, Focus on Educational Mobility
April 8, 2013
Graph: For Every Job We’ve Created Since 2011, Someone Left the Labor Force
April 5, 2013
Graph: Why Democrats Need to Push Back on Social Security
April 4, 2013
Graph: As State Funding For Higher Education Collapses, Students Pay the Difference
March 21, 2013
The Delinquent Generation: Why Students Aren’t Repaying Their Loans
March 14, 2013
Student Loan Securitization Is the Next Big Thing On Wall Street. Here’s Why You Should Worry.
March 6, 2013
Video: Wealth Inequality in the U.S. Is Worse Than You Think
March 4, 2013
Graph: The Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites Has Tripled Since 1984. Here’s Why.
March 1, 2013
Graph: How the Financial Sector Consumed America’s Economic Growth
February 25, 2013
Graph: How Inflation Erodes the Minimum Wage (And Why It’s Time to Raise It, Permanently)
February 14, 2013
Map: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $9 Would Increase Worker Pay in 49 States
February 13, 2013
Graph: The Growing Education Gap Between Rich and Poor (Continued)
February 10, 2013
Graph: How Closing the Carried Interest Loophole Would Save Billions
February 8, 2013
Progressives’ Balanced Approach to the Sequester Is DOA in Congress—That’s a Problem
February 6, 2013
Map: The 10 States Planning to Shift Their Tax Burden from the Rich to the Poor
February 1, 2013
Graph: Household Debt and Middle Class Stagnation
January 29, 2013
Graph: An Economic Snapshot of the United States As Obama Begins His Second Term
January 24, 2013
Republican Governors Promise Tax Cuts for “Job Creators” Financed by Higher Taxes on the Poor
January 16, 2013
Republican Governors Promise Tax Cuts for “Job Creators” Financed by Higher Taxes on the
January 16, 2013
Graph: America Has a Part-time Employment Problem
January 11, 2013
Graph: State Finances Projected to Recover in 2013, but Second Fiscal Cliff Looms
January 8, 2013
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #12: Exclusion of Fringe Benefits through Cafeteria Plans
January 4, 2013
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #11: The Small Life Insurance Company Deduction
January 4, 2013
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #10: Special Tax Rules for Employee Stock Ownership Plans
January 3, 2013
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #9: Timber Subsidies
December 21, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #8: The Exemption of Credit Union Income
December 20, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #7: Medical Savings Accounts
December 19, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #6: Tax Credits for Nonconventional Fuels
December 17, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #5: Exemption of Interest on Municipal Bonds
December 14, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #4: The Graduated Corporate Income Tax Rate
December 13, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #3: Regional Economic Development Incentives
December 12, 2012
Is Student Debt the Next Financial Crisis?
December 12, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #2: The “Percentage Depletion” Deduction
December 10, 2012
Meet “Dirty Dozen” Tax Break #1: Export Tax Incentives
December 7, 2012
Graph: Why Construction Employment May Not Rebound Until 2014
December 7, 2012
Introducing the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Breaks
December 6, 2012
Graph: Corporate Profits Rise to New Heights as Wages Decline
December 4, 2012
Graph: Why We Need Filibuster Reform
November 30, 2012
Graph: How We Measure Poverty
November 15, 2012
Graph: How to Go Over the Fiscal Cliff, Ctd.
November 12, 2012
Graph: The Slow Recovery Continues. Which Party Will Take Credit?
November 6, 2012
Map of the Day: Despite Job Growth, a Housing Hangover
October 24, 2012
Infograph: The New United Nations Security Council Members
October 19, 2012
Presidential Debate Reveals Candidates’ Lack of Vision
October 18, 2012
Graph: How to Go Over the Fiscal Cliff
October 12, 2012
IMF Warns Fiscal Cliff Could Bring European-Style Austerity to America
October 11, 2012
Graph: The Submerged State
September 26, 2012
Graph: How Progressive Is the Tax Code, Really?
September 19, 2012
Graph: Are We Winning the War on Poverty?
September 17, 2012
Graph: Census Report Shows Middle Class Decline in 2011
September 13, 2012
Voter Suppression by the Numbers
September 7, 2012
Graph: The One Graph That Proves Gas Prices Didn’t Surge Because of Obama
August 29, 2012
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Support Partial Privatization of Social Security
August 28, 2012
Graph: A “Lost Decade” for the Middle Class?
August 24, 2012
Graph: How Not to Fix the Deficit
August 20, 2012
Graph: Does Productivity Growth Still Benefit the American Worker?
August 14, 2012
Graph: Senate Republicans’ Dishonest Tax Politics
July 31, 2012
Graph: The GOP’s Unserious Proposal
July 24, 2012
Graph: How America Pays for College
July 17, 2012
Three Cheers for the ACA’s Surtax on Investment Income
July 8, 2012
Graph: How Much Does “Obamacare” Raise Taxes, Really?
July 3, 2012
Graph: Making Progress on Higher Education
June 17, 2012
Graph: Where Can You Live on Minimum Wage?
June 3, 2012
Graph: Did Income Inequality Cause the Financial Crisis?
May 29, 2012
Graph: “The Great Divergence”
April 25, 2012
Graph: Balancing the Budget on the Backs of the Poor
April 11, 2012
Graph: Student Debt and the Middle Class (Part 3)
April 5, 2012
Graph: Student Debt and the Middle Class (Part 2)
April 2, 2012
Graph: Student Debt, the Trillion Dollar Threat to the American Middle Class
March 29, 2012
FEATURING Benjamin Landy
Obama and the GOP present two very different paths to opportunity for all
February 4, 2014
5 Ways U.S. Democracy Is More Rigged Than You Think
November 18, 2013
Your Household Lost Seven Thousand Dollars Last Year. Where Did It Go?
September 18, 2013
Can the Government Actually Do Anything About Inequality?
September 11, 2013
Why Student Loan Delinquency Is Up
August 26, 2013
Would Obama’s higher-ed plan actually make college a better deal?
August 23, 2013
Why can’t Congress come to a student loan deal?
July 15, 2013
“Involuntary” Part-Time Jobs Are Growing
July 10, 2013
The Delinquent Generation: Why Students Aren’t Repaying Their Loans
March 13, 2013

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