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SCEPA’s Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab) today released a report that is the first to quantify the real effect of the retireme
“Opting out” or “leaning in.
The US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care reform, has succeede
On Feb. 11, the top 1 percent of American workers finish paying their Social Security payroll taxes for the year.
The annual State of the Union address that President Obama will deliver tonight before the Republican-controlled Congress ser
Coauthored by Joey Meyer
Despite all the rhetoric against Obamacare, conservative governors and state officials aren’t
Republican opponents of Social Security have not wasted even a single day in their plan to dismantle Social Security brick by
On November 4th California voters re-elected Tom Torlakson over challenger Marshall Tuck by a 52 to 48 margin.
The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day.
A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge.
NEW YORK – The Ebola crisis reminds us, once again, of the downside of globalization.
Democrats need to make an aggressive, bold, big economic vision a key element of everything we do.
We’ve all seen the grim signs.
There is no case for an American Ebola czar, least of all another political “fixer” who has no expertise in publi
Thus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of, however Ebola hysteria seems to hav
At the start of 2013, most American workers faced a 2 percent cut in their take-home pay, as the 2011-2012 Social Security pa
“It is but equity that they who feed, clothe, and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the p
What is community policing?
In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed p
NEW YORK – “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has survived its first year, and to the dismay of conservative fear-monger
The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty
Our country has suffered from rising income inequality and chronically slow growth in the living standards of low- and modera
This week will mark the 70th anniversary of the Social Security Act.
Most of the people who closely follow the Federal Reserve Board’s decisions on monetary policy are investors trying to get
Today is Social Security’s 79th birthday, a good time to celebrate the nation’s most effective anti-poverty progr
The mass frustration is surely there.
On Aug. 5, 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) went into effect.
The very rich don’t think very highly of the rest of us.
There is a widely believed, but largely silly, view that rising inequality is the result of technology and globalization.
The White House took an important step today to protect millions of Americans who work for federal contractors from illegal w
Part-time work—by definition, working less than 35 hours in a week—rose fairly steeply in the recession, but has remained
House Democrats released their 2014 election year platform Wednesday, entitled “Middle Class Jump Start: 100 Day Action Pla
Robert Pollin: If the Fed was serious about strengthening the basic economy, it would bail out American cities.
Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention, putting the relationship b
While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis
The May Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was mor
Some inequality of income and wealth is inevitable, if not necessary.
Political leaders used to believe that economic security for workers and their families was good for the economy.
There are many policies that can reduce inequality, but there is none as straightforward conceptually and as difficult politi
In an influential speech at an International Monetary Fund event last November, Larry Summers, former economic adviser to bot
he Supreme Court ruled 5–4 on Monday that Hobby Lobby, a family-owned hardware retail chain, has a right to religious freed
An insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century.
Over the past year, the lack of universal pre-kindergarten for American four-year-olds has become a national issue.
A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms who wanted t
Today, the White House, Department of Labor and Center for American Progress will convene a (politically) star-studded summit
In the fight against extreme poverty, we face a puzzle. When the U.N.
The White House is holding a summit Monday, June 23 on working families.
A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms who wanted to ta
There used to be an agreement between employers and employees: that if you worked hard, your employer would match your dedica
We usually think of charities as institutions that direct money from those on top to those who are most in need.
The D-Day commemorations this past week put me in mind of my father, who got a very raw deal in the Depression and World War
For most Americans, the central economic fact of the past four decades is the stagnation and decline of earnings.
In a speech last month, Ohio Senator Rob Portman took a step toward placing his party firmly behind meaningful efforts to rol
The media have been rightly focusing their attention on the long waiting lists for veterans seeking medical care, and even wo
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning released a Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal that contains a va
Last year the median (or typical) woman worker made $15.10 an hour, while the median man made $18.11.
If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mob
One day after President Barack Obama called for moving forward on trade authority in his State of the Union address, Senate M
Inequality is out, opportunity is in. Or so read the tea leaves from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Sex workers’ rights are workers’ rights and human rights — because sex workers are human beings doing work.
America has a serious “We” problem — as in “Why should we pay for them?”
The question is pop
Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced two important civil rights initiatives for workers strug
Though President Obama’s State of the Union said the right things about the disgrace of growing inequality in America,
Yesterday, President Obama put before Americans the “defining challenge of our times: “redressing a “dang
During most of the 20th century, wages in the United States were set not just by employers but by a mix of market and institu
Conservatives are trying out a new slogan to influence the ongoing budget negotiations: “Spend One Dollar Less.
A widely held view in elite circles is that the rapid rise in inequality in the United States over the last three decades i
In his speech commemorating the Martin Luther King March on Washington last week, President Obama got it partly right.
In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in.
Nearly five years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, we are no safer.
The debate over public pensions shows clearly the contempt that the elites have for ordinary workers.
US Attorney General Eric Holder’s directive to curb use of mandatory minimums for non-violent drug offenders is practic
Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in 80 years? Why is there more anger, vituperation, and po
Do you think the damage from the pending bankruptcy of the city of Detroit will be limited to Detroit? Think again.
The Real News Network interviews Nicole Woo about the past, present, and future of Social Security.
The latest figures on the economy make it all too clear that we are stuck in a feeble recovery that could go on for several y
Should the federal government bailout Detroit? That’s the question everyone is debating.
On July 1, the Oregon legislature unanimously passed a plan to allow students to attend public colleges and universities tu
In the war against inequality, we’ve become so used to bad news that we’re almost taken aback when something positive hap
Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Teresa Ghilarducci joins the Diane Rehm show to discusses the social and financial impli
Heritage Foundation is run by Jim DeMint, the former Tea Party legislator.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discusses historical and contemporary income inequality in the United States.
Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society.
Last month Senator Elizabeth Warren put forward her first bill as a senator, a proposal to allow students to borrow for colle
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich shreds false economic narratives and discusses the real culprit: widening inequality and
A recent visit to Turkey reminded me of its enormous economic successes during the last decade.
Just as markets over-built housing, mispriced mortgages and bid up prices beyond the real financial capacity of homebuyers, A
The best starting point for recovery would be a focus on growing the economy ‘from the middle out’, that is, putting the
As we move toward the fifth anniversary of the great financial crisis of 2008, people should be outraged that cutting Social
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place.
A certain drama has become familiar in the United States (and some other advanced industrialized countries): Bankers encourag
In light of the recent Oregon Medicaid study, several people have discussed the idea of taking parts of the social insura
The press strained to find some good news in the government’s April employment report.
The substantive rationale for federalizing Medicaid is stronger than ever, giventhat less than half of the states have agree
To anyone who lived through Ronald Reagan’s presidency, it’s a familiar story.
HOUSES are just buildings, but homes are often beautiful dreams.
Co-Director of Social Security Works, Nancy Altman’s statement at the Hearing on the Presidents and other bipartisan en
Nancy Altman Testifies at the House Way and Means Committee on Bipartisan Entitlement Reform on April 18, 2013.
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker attributes the rise in Social Security Disability enrollment to demographics not fraud on Varney
Professor Teressa Ghilarducci, a pension and social security expert, explains her opposition to the chained CPI on the Real
Professor James Galbraith and Leo Panitch reflect on the presidency of FDR and also discuss the probability of contemporary N
Americans pay far higher prices for prescription drugs than do people in other wealthy countries.
Rhonda Straw is one of millions of Americans who do important work every day but still have a hard time saving for retirement
Former Regulator William Black discusses Obama’s push for a Grand Bargain with Congressional Republicans and its ramifi
Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz explains why income inequality remains stubbornly high despite impressive gains in corpora
Professor James Boyce discusses the link between environmental degradation and economic profiteering by wealthy corporations
President Obama’s second Inaugural Address used soaring language to reaffirm America’s commitment to the dream of equalit
When Congress was debating the Medicare drug benefit in 2003, there were many who advocated that Medicare provide the benefit
Last night, President Obama laid out his vision “to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth –
Reading POLITICO’s recent coverage of the budget debate, you’d think that nearly all liberals support Social Security and
The Conference Board reported Tuesday that the preliminary January figure for consumer confidence in the United States fell
Two weeks after President Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence—and a month and a half after the horrible tragedy
“We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class,” Preside
President Barack Obama should hope that old adage, “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” isn’t true.
Associate Professor of Economics William Black reflects on Geithner’s term as treasurer, particularly his austerity po
An economic and political system that does not deliver for most citizens is one that is not sustainable in the long run.
I find that median wealth plummeted over the years 2007 to 2010, and by 2010 was at its lowest level since 1969.
Look, up in the sky! It’s a “fiscal cliff.” It’s a slope. It’s an obstacle course.
Today’s op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal sheds more light on how conservative elites thoroughly misunderstand an
Some Republicans have long insisted that many of the jobless, relaxing in a billowy social safety net, simply aren’t trying
Attempts to undo or diminish Social Security began upon the program’s enactment; they continue unabated.
Dean Baker elucidates that the without any deal before December 31st, 2012, there will be minimal negative economic impact on
Earlier this year, California enacted a law that defines as “unprofessional conduct” any effort of a “menta
In the debate over federal budget deficits, several politicians have proposed to change the formulas that determine benefit l
One of the most devastating problems with harsh school discipline policies is the harm caused to individual youths, mostly st
Any business run like the federal criminal justice system would fail.
Now that the birthrate in the United States has fallen below replacement level (by at least one measure), more journalists
The “fiscal cliff” is a rhetorical device designed to hijack the inauguration of new federal programs that would
The fundamental ideological conflict surrounding the Welfare State in the U.S.
James Galbraith debunks the idea that there’s is a looming crisis in social security, Medicare and Medicaid and calls o
The share of workers without any retirement plan at work has risen dramatically over the past decade.
Today’s prolonged economic slump is fundamentally different from an ordinary recession.
As President Obama gets closer to making his deal with the Republicans on the budget, the most important thing to keep in min
Five days before the election, President Obama told a boisterous crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that our work is not done.
Noble Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz discusses the social impact of the American wealth gap, particularly its influence on comm
We are coming up in January on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.
President Obama did what he needed to do tonight. He took the debate to Mitt Romney.
Americans passionately disagree about both the biology and the morality of contraception.
Members of Congress and advocates on the Hill should take notice of a case being heard today at the Supreme Court. Fisher v.
The Campaign for America’s Future released a new voters’ guide for the middle class today.
At first glance, Mitt Romney’s now-famous assertion that all those who don’t pay federal income taxes are dependent mooch
One would think the traditional “values-based” arguments would be sufficient to end mass incarceration.
Dean Baker discusses taxing the wealthy, US manufacturing, and the middle class on MSNBC, September 19, 2012.
As David Brooks points out, Mitt Romney’s remarks describing 47 percent of the population as, in effect, moochers who woul
In the past 12 hours or so, the American presidential election campaign has been dominated by a video recording of Republic
When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, my first, quite parochial, reaction was: “There goes the Voting R
David Brooks in today’s New York Times commits the standard error of pundits who want to appear neutral but know the Romn
Bob Herbert talks to Rachel Maddow about Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney’s fiscal policies, and Republican extremism, August
As the presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate, Representative Paul D.
Last week Vice President Joe Biden did a courageous thing, he promised an audience in southern Virginia that there will be no
The selection of Paul Ryan has changed the dynamics of the 2012 election in ways that, for the moment, seem to advantage Pres
The NYT did a classic he said/she said on the debate between the presidential candidates over Medicare.
Now that Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.
The record drought and crop failures will create shortages, especially of corn, and will increase the prices of many foods th
Mike Grunwald has a post at FP summarizing his new book, The New New Deal.
Mitt Romney aired an ad last summer titled “Bump in the Road.
The record drought and crop failures will create shortages, especially of corn, and will increase the prices of many foods th
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his final State of the Union Speech on Jan.
Much political debate in the United States today boils down to one deceptively simple question: who are the moochers?
Generations of Americans have worked together to build our nation’s Social Security system.
Let’s not expect central bankers to bail out the continuing economic mess.
Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) gleefully unveiled a list of 88 economists, who warn “that raising taxe
By JACOB HACKER and NATHANIEL LOEWENTHEIL
The political fight over America’s ailing economy is dominated by one word: debt.
Dean Baker interprets the potential limits of Romney’s tax plan on The Ed Show.
Eyal Press’ book “Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times” is a s
While many of us learned arithmetic in third grade, apparently there are not enough people who retained this knowledge for th
The wealthiest Americans often choose to live in gated communities, designed to shield them from the intrusion of those Ann R
On July 24, three years will have passed since the last increase in the federal minimum wage.
The financial crisis of 2008 has spurred a global debate on how much government regulation of markets – and what kind &
Jeffrey Sachs discusses HIV and AIDS in relation to the global economy and where we are on Hilary Clinton’s path to an
We’ve just witnessed an episode of political strategy of such creativity and nerve that journalists and political consu
Despite what the debt and deficit hawks would have you believe, we can’t cut our way back to prosperity.
Despite what the debt and deficit hawks would have you believe, we can’t cut our way back to prosperity.
I WORK on retirement policy, so friends often want to talk about their own retirement plans and prospects.
The U.S. manufacturing sector is and will remain vital to our nation’s economic prosperity.
Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noting the significance of the dog that didn’t bark – the dog’s silence su
Unless Congress takes action before the end of the year, the child tax credit (currently $1,000 a child) will be cut in half
Bob Herbert, with guests Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund, feminist organizer Shelby Knox, author o
The NYT had a piece on the potential impact that uncertainty around the extension of tax cuts and the imposition of legislate
Robert Reich dissects important election year issues that will impact the economy beyond 2012, July 11, 2012.
The proverbial stork, bringer of babies and emblem of fertility, has been driven off course by the socialist welfare state.
In recent weeks Alan Simpson, the foul-mouthed former senator, has apparently been sent to the sidelines.
Simon Johnson talks about the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on Americans, the Jamie Dimon resignation petition, Ba
That is what listeners to a segment that bemoaned the fact that China’s population might decline in the decades ahead
America has long prided itself on being a land of opportunity.
In the middle of an article that is largely devoted to discussing the absurdity of Republicans attacks on the Affordable Ca
Dean Baker, with Micro Strategy president David Goldman, discusses employment trends, “Obamacare,” the threat of
Frank Partnoy discusses his new book, applying delayed decisions to the banking crisis and the snap judgments from Wall Stree
Bob Herbert, along with AP’s Beth Fouhy and NBC’s Tom Brokaw, discusses SCOTUS’s decision on the Affordab
Simon Johnson discusses the calls to reduce Medicare and ultimate impact of this policy: increased health care costs for the
Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was very nearly derailed by a hostile Supreme Court.
Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was very nearly derailed by a hostile Supreme Court.
Robert Shiller talks about the rising prices of homes but the uncertainty of the future of those prices on Fox Business Netwo
Republicans have successfully shoved the Paycheck Fairness Act back into the closet, but it will eventually pop out again,
Jeffrey Sachs discusses how big money affects politics on Morning Joe on MSNBC, June 25th 2012.
Robert Shiller talks about the Occupy Movement and hypothesizes on why CEO’s are paid so much on CSPAN2, June 23rd 2012
One of the world’s pre-eminent scientific publications, Nature, issued a scathing report card in advance of this week’s R
Damon Silvers talks about the benefits of public investments and alleviating the housing and student loans mess on CSPAN2, Ju
Bob Herbert (with Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore) talks about America’s unemployment crisis and the dearth of
Joseph Stiglitz talks about the income gap in America and his new book, The Price of Inequality on NJN, June 15th 2012.
Dark, lowering financial and economic clouds are, it seems, rolling in from every direction: the eurozone, the United States,
Joseph Stiglitz discusses the wealth divide in America, investors and speculation, bottom-to-top money flow, political power,
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Robert Reich discusses how raising taxes on the rich is important to solving some of the nations most pressing economic issue
Let’s start by laying down the baseline premise: inequality in America has been widening for decades.
Simon Johnson disucsses America’s national debt, social investment and austerity on BNN, May 21st, 2012.
The youngsters filed into the large conference room at the Community Service Society in Manhattan.
“The Life of Julia,” a storybook advertisement recently released as part of President Obama’s re-election campaign, aim
To say that the middle class is important to our economy may seem noncontroversial to most Americans.
“It seems inevitable that we’ll get some sort of growth compact, the question is what that will entail but everybody mean
“Students and their parents are aware that it’s no longer a direct jump from college to the labor market, and th
Joseph E. Stiglitz discusses the American healthcare system and HIV drug research and development on CSPAN, May 15th, 2012.
Last September we renewed our earlier pleas to Congress to ‘pick’ the four low-hanging initiatives that would, if
Dean Baker discusses the impact of long-term unemployment on individuals and the economy on PBS, May 14th, 2012.
Even those who denounce our “unsustainable welfare state” don’t agree on what it is or how its spending should be measu
The dream of health for all, even the poorest of the poor, can become a reality because of recent breakthroughs in technology
Michael Sandel, the superstar Harvard moral philosopher, wants people to spend more time queuing.
Nancy Altman debates the health of the Social Security trust fund with David Brown of the Heritage Foundation on PBS Newsho
Health-care reform, the impossible dream that seemed to become a reality in 2010, is now in mortal danger.
All the way back in the distant misty past of 2005, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found himself espousing a rather bro
Simon Johnson discusses major government programs including social security and medicare on First Business, April 13th, 201
Bob Herbert discusses investment and the economic outlook on CNN, March 31st, 2012.
I was in Washington on Tuesday, the second day the Supreme Court heard oral argument on the future of the president’s s
This article originally appeared in the Washington Post.
There is no doubt that a state can constitutionally require citizens to have health insurance.
We’ve heard this argument before — a federal law aimed at advancing national interests is actually a threat to li
On Monday, the Congressional Progressive Caucus released its Budget for All, a stark contrast and credible alternative to the
More mixed signals from the Obama administration on jobs: A craven capitulation on regulation in the name of job-creation, an
The basic facts of inequality are beyond dispute: The top 1 per cent sucked in more than 42 per cent of the gains of US econo
Heidi Hartmann discusses women employment, and gender inequality on MSNBC.
The Obama Administration plan for supporting long-term, sustainable economic growth calls for significant investments in key
Heidi Shierholz discusses the labor market and the job deficit at the Economic Policy Institute, March 2012.
ON Thursday morning the New York State Legislature agreed to a deal limiting pensions for future public employees.
For more than two years, long-term unemployment has been at historically high rates.
Some youngsters want to grow up to become artists or athletes or firefighters. Some want to be doctors or dancers.
WASHINGTON, DC – As evidence mounts that income inequality is increasing in many parts of the world, the problem has receiv
Since the start of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate peaked in 2010 with an annual average of 9.6 percent.
Emmanuel Saez updated his valuable series on income trends to include 2009 and 2010 and finds, not surprisingly, that those i
At this time of year, when we celebrate the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
But because Massachusetts public schools have been viewed as a model for the nation since the middle of the ninteenth century
One of the unshakable myths of the punditariat is that the federal government is going bankrupt because of entitlements spend
Even though the U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, the country’s unemployment rate remains devastatingly high.
This paper uses data from the Current Population Surveys for 1980 through 2011 to review trends in health-insurance coverage
Heather McGhee on “Millennial Generation” on Bill Moyers, February 10 2012.
Heather Boushey on WCMU, January 26 2012.
Barry critiques components of the Chinese labor system and its relation to domestic corporations at the New America Foundati
For a century, the bedrock principle of our tax code has been progressivity: The rich pay a larger share of income than the m
‘This is a defining time for America,” says Mitt Romney.
Newt Gingrich has been using the fast exchanges of the Republican presidential debates to ignore facts, misdiagnose economic
Some of these proposals are good, some are less good, and some are truly awful.
Macroeconomic indicators for the United States have been better than expected for the last few months.
Despite years of official talk about addressing global current-account imbalances, they remained one of the world’s main ec
We know how to provide opportunities for hard-working Americans to enter and thrive in a prosperous and growing middle class.
Election night in Iowa was a heavenly moment for Rick Santorum.
James Galbraith discusses the relationship between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the on-going financial crisis on Ameri
Jacob Hacker discusses income inequality, and financial regulation on the Majority Report with Sam Seder, December 28 2011
We owe much to the Occupy movement.
For the last three years the world’s biggest economies – the US, eurozone and China – have been living up to the infuri
One of the things that’s most mysterious about this moment is “Why now?” People have been fighting austerity measures a
This study focuses on the employment effects of military spending versus alternative domestic spending priorities, in parti
On Tuesday, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus released a grand proposal to help rebuild America and its embattl
Jacob Hacker disucsses the rise of income inequality on Foreign Affairs Focus, December 12 2011.
Jeffrey Sachs discusses the European soverign debt crisis and the global economy on Al Jazeera, December 10 2011.
Jeffrey Sachs discusses the direction of the Occupy Wall Sreet and the Progressive Movement at Carnegie Council, December 9 2
Heather McGhee on “State of Young America” on C-SPAN, December 9 2011.
Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that unemployment dropped to 8.
Foreclosures on houses with delinquent mortgages have doubled since 2010, with housing prices expected to drop another 10% be
Today’s Wall Street Journal profiled Pilgrim Screw Corp.
The Washington Post doesn’t seem to want to take any prisoners in its on-going assault on Social Security.
Nomi Prins discusses the direction of Occupy Wall Street on MSNBC, November 10 2011.
Jeffrey Sachs discusses Occupy Wall Street and the state of the American economy with Niall Ferguson on CNN, November 1 2011.
No surprise, this Tuesday, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a.
Heather McGhee on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, talking about “Occupy Oakland and Inequality in the US”, Oct
The 1% is using the super-secret Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a.
Robert Kuttner debates the merits of a flat tax, and GOP tax proposals on PBS, October 25 2011.
Every month, one of the most anxiously anticipated pieces of economic information is the Commerce Department’s spending da
Dean Baker discusses the precarious position of the Obama administration with the advent of Occupy Wall Street on Keith Olbe
Michael Greenberger discusses national security and economic reform on WYPR, October 17 2011.
Robert discusses the struggles of the middle-class, Herman Cain, and the tax code on Countdown, October 13 2011.
Occupy Wall Street, the ongoing demonstration-cum-sleep-in that began a month ago not far from the New York Stock Exchange an
Tamara Draut discusses student loan debt and the higher education system on MSNBC, October 11 2011.
Naomi Klein discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement on Conversations with Great Minds, October 11 2011.
Naomi Klein discusses the Occupy Wall Street Movement on Democracy Now, October 6 2011.
I can’t help but compare the Occupy Wall Street protests to the movements that sprang up against corporate globalization at
Robert Borosage discusses the need to restore the American Dream on RT, September 27th, 2012.
What prevents government from singling out a religious or political group for heightened, invasive surveillance and coercive
On October 3 activists from across the country will gather in Washington at the Take Back the American Dream conference, in t
Unemployment is at 9.1 percent, unemployment among black and Latino Americans is even higher (at 16.7 percent and 11.
Around the seminar rooms of Washington, there is much talk about the need for an industrial strategy to support sectors of th
Timothy discusses infrastrure, political gridlock, and rhetoric on RT America, September 14 2011.
Barack Obama’s jobs speech last night was not the speech his critics from the left had been asking for.
Nancy Altman discusses the dangers of cutting social security funding via the payroll tax cut on Fox News, September 8th, 201
The country is — or should be — focused on jobs. Some 25 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t get one.
Bob discusses the need for a economic stimulus bill on PBS, September 7 2011.
Bob discusses the need for an infrastructure bill and the need to eliminate republican tax cuts on MSNBC, September 7 2011.
Robert discusses African American unemployment, President Obama’s job policies, and potential remedies on CNN, Septemb
Jeffrey Madrick on “consumer protection” on PBS, August 24 2011.
WITH an eye toward the 2012 elections, legislators in six states have been debating laws explicitly prohibiting courts from c
President Obama has, reportedly, been frustrated with his administration’s failure to devise insightful or innovative w
No economy, whether modern or ancient, monarchist or democratic, capitalist or socialist, can rely solely on market forces t
Timothy discusses income inequality, the budget, and class divide on RT America, June 7 2011.
Damon Silvers discusses the bipartisan attack on Medicare on Between the Lines, June 1 2011.
Damon Silvers talking about “Democrats and Labor Movement” on MSNBC, May 20 2011.
Tamara Draut discusses the role public jobs can play in reducing the deficit on Fox, May 3 2011.
Heather McGhee discusses the Paul Ryan Budget Plan on Grit TV, April 6 2011.
Tamara Draut discusses the need for government investment at Demos, March 25 2011.
It should come as little surprise that attacks on the landmark Affordable Care Act have included every conceivable objection,
One of the most powerful tools for improving the educational achievement of poor black and Hispanic public school students i
Damon Silvers discussing the need to invest in infrastructure on InfrastructureUSA, March 16 2011.
Randall Wray discusses his views on the “Biggest Drains on the Economy” and “Deficit” on Ross Reynolds, March
Last Wednesday was a good day for Edie Windsor. But not so much for Karen Golinski.
Dean Baker discusses the small GDP growth and stagnant unemployment numbers at RT America, February 27 2011.
Mark Schmitt talking about the economic overview of the South and how Democrats plan to address the region’s economic i
President Obama is a smart man.
While many in Washington and on Wall Street are talking about cutting Social Security, the real problem is that America’
Arindrajit discusses the employer mandate in the Obama healthcare bill and its effectiveness on the Real News Network, Febru
Timothy discusses youth unemployment, income inequality, and corporate bailouts on CBR, January 31 2011.
Simon discusses recent tax cuts and their inability to generate new jobs on MSNBC, December 7 2010.
Edward Wolff discusses the drastic increase in income ineqaulity at IVIE, December 3 2010.
Samuel discusses the higher education system at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 7 2010.
Teresa Ghilarducci talking about social security, while answering the question “Do Old Eat the Young?”, at Centur
Twenty months into the United States’ worst recession since the 1930s, standard approaches for putting people back to work
I am a peripatetic economist, scholar and teacher whose career has included long stretches at Wellesley, Barnard and the City
Now that we’re in the endgame of financial reform, and a second stimulus is off the table, it’s looking more and
James Boyce gives a preface to his discussion on social wealth: an alternative view of economic measurement, May 4 2010.
Lawrence Mishel on “Middle Class Squeeze” on CBS, March 25 2010.
Nancy discusses the state of higher education at DEMOS, February 26 2010.
Lawrence Mishel on “the Stimulus and its Effects” PBS News Hour, February 17 2010.
Probably the most distinctive innovation in the Obama Administration’s brand of liberalism is its interest in behaviora
As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s 10-part series on the Jobs Crisis, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Nov.
Jacob Hacker defends and describes the public option for healthcare on NPR Planet Money, September 21 2009.
Professors Barak Richman and Guy Uriel Charles debate the economics and politics of health care reform and take questions f
In recent years, enhancing the security and clarity or formality of property rights has become something of an idée fixe amo
In the mid-2000s, when the research in this book was nearing completion, policy makers in the United States were expressing
Dean Christopher Edley, Jr discusses how presidential candidates go about selecting the members of their administration at th
Teresa Ghilarducci discusses a “Universal Pension System” to spplement social security at Open University, May 21
Robert Kuttner discusses the “Single Payer Health Care Plan” on Vermont Public Radio, April 23 2009.
Neither race nor class alone can predict educational achievement.
Eileen Appelbaum discusses the importance of sick days, family leave insurance, and other employee benefits during a recessio
Greg Anrig discusses Obama’s stance on social security, medicare and medicaid at the Century Foundation, February 1
Dear Mr. President:
By now, you are painfully aware of the gravity of the economic crisis you will soon inherit.
Two decades ago, socially motivated investing accounted for a tiny percentage of worldwide capital. Today, U.S.
Jacob Hacker discusses reforming the American healthcare system on Tides, July 21 2008.
The public in the rich world will soon have to face up to the fact that its wealth has been purchased at a vast human cost as
March 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Lawrence Mishel on Charlie Rose “discussion about the economy”, January 18 2008.
At Google Zeitgeist, U.C. Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley, Jr.
We evaluate the claim that world consumption poverty has fallen since 1990 in light of alternative assumptions about the exte
By respecting nature’s limits and investing in nature’s wealth, we can
protect and enhance the environment’s ability to
Paid care services such as child care, elder care, teaching, and nursing are vulnerable to competitive pressures that often
The end of white dominance in America is at hand – one generation away.
The media have been aglow with reports of the booming economy and rising prosperity in the United States since the early 1990