Heather Gerken
Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native […]

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Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling is a founder and the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. He has led the Center from its beginnings in 1989 as a local New Mexico environmental group, to its current position as a national legal powerhouse battling to protect endangered species, wild places, and a safe, stable climate. With undergraduate […]

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Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry private equity funds he founded in 1988 and ran continuously until February 1997. Mr. Hindery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation, Co-Chair of the Task Force […]

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David Goldston became Director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group, in July 2009. In that position, he helps shape NRDC’s federal political strategy, policies and communications. Prior to that, he had spent more than 20 years on Capitol Hill in Washington, working primarily on science policy and […]

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Bruce Hamilton has worked for the Sierra Club for more than 35 years. He started as a regional Sierra Club organizer in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Plains states, then served as National Field Director, and later as National Conservation Director. He has been involved in designing and implementing campaigns to promote smart energy […]

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Noah Greenwald is the Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, where he directs the Center’s efforts to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act, to ensure that imperiled species receive effective protections and that we have the strongest Endangered Species Act possible. He also works to educate the public about the […]

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Bob Herbert joined Demos after an 18-year career at the The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist, writing about politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column. From January 1991 to May 1993, Mr. Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC and reported regularly on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. A […]

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An expert on international and domestic elections and electoral reform, Rob Richie has directed FairVote since its founding in 1992. Among his activities at FairVote, Richie has: • been a guest on many radio and television programs, including: C-SPAN, NBC News, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”, “All things Considered” and “Fresh Air” and […]

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David Pozen joined the Columbia Law School faculty in July 2012, with research interests in several areas of public law and in nonprofit organizations. From 2010 to 2012, Pozen served as special advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, Harold Hongju Koh.  Previously, Pozen clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. […]

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John Bonifaz is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign that works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people.  Free Speech For People catalyzes and advances the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United, Buckley v. Valeo, and […]

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Gerard Caprio

Gerard Caprio

Gerard Caprio is the William Brough Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Dr. Caprio is an alumnus of Williams College, having received his undergraduate degree in economics with honors in 1972. He then went on to complete his Ph.D. in economics at the University of  Michigan(Ann Arbor) […]

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May 14, 2015

On Friday, President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Oregon to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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March 12, 2015

“Opting out” or “leaning in.


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February 19, 2015

Last year the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a detailed analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that projected

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January 30, 2015

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, told Americans that manufacturing in the United States is back.


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January 16, 2015

Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession.

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Tamara Draut
November 14, 2014

The polls are closed, the ballots are counted, and voters overwhelmingly supported progressive policies that will help rebuil


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November 5, 2014

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen gave a speech a few weeks ago that was doubly unusual.

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October 20, 2014

We recently disagreed with Andrew Biggs and Sylvester Schieber when they said the retirement crisis is not real.


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October 1, 2014

The retirement crisis is anything but imaginary.

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September 30, 2014

“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


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In a remarkable development last week, the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that it was endin

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I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
September 26, 2014

NEW YORK – “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage.

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September 8, 2014

It has become harder and harder for workers to tell who their employer is.


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The pace of growth slowed sharply to 142,000 in August.

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
September 3, 2014

The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty


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Dean Baker
September 2, 2014

In recent decades the news for the country’s workers and the labor movement has been mostly bad.

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“Hours of chaos” is how the New York Times described the work reality of more and more Americans.


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Lawrence Mishel
August 25, 2014

Our country has suffered from rising income inequality and chronically slow growth in the living standards of low- and modera

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Robert Kuttner
August 19, 2014

The mass frustration is surely there.


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When President Lyndon Johnson gave his June 4, 1965 commencement address at Howard University, he invoked a symbolic language

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Heidi Shierholz
August 18, 2014

While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of t


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August 13, 2014

On Aug. 5, 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) went into effect.

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The very rich don’t think very highly of the rest of us.


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August 8, 2014

Should populists declare victory and go home? Despite money-drenched politics, Washington gridlock, the richest few capturing

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Dean Baker
August 7, 2014

There is a widely believed, but largely silly, view that rising inequality is the result of technology and globalization.


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Robert Kuttner
August 6, 2014

The economy grew at an impressive rate of four percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a government report

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August 5, 2014

The White House took an important step today to protect millions of Americans who work for federal contractors from illegal w


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August 4, 2014

Part-time work—by definition, working less than 35 hours in a week—rose fairly steeply in the recession, but has remained

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July 31, 2014

House Democrats released their 2014 election year platform Wednesday, entitled “Middle Class Jump Start: 100 Day Action Pla


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July 10, 2014

The jobs numbers released by the Labor Department last week were good news. The economy generated 288,000 jobs.

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July 8, 2014

The May Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was mor


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July 7, 2014

Political leaders used to believe that economic security for workers and their families was good for the economy.

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There are many policies that can reduce inequality, but there is none as straightforward conceptually and as difficult politi


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In an influential speech at an International Monetary Fund event last November, Larry Summers, former economic adviser to bot

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July 1, 2014

The Great Recession officially ended five years ago this month, but the labor market has made only agonizingly slow progress


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June 26, 2014

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

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Today, the White House, Department of Labor and Center for American Progress will convene a (politically) star-studded summit


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June 23, 2014

The Nation sparked a robust discussion last week with its incisive online conversation, Does Feminism Have a Class Problem?

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The White House is holding a summit Monday, June 23 on working families.


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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

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Teresa Ghilarducci
June 18, 2014

There used to be an agreement between employers and employees: that if you worked hard, your employer would match your dedica


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Dean Baker
June 17, 2014

Washington is full of well-meaning types who want to help the poor.

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June 12, 2014

When President Obama announced plans to curtail the use of coal over the next fifteen years major news outlets like National


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Robert Reich
June 6, 2014

By raising its minimum wage to $15, Seattle is leading a long-overdue movement toward a living wage.

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May 23, 2014

For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism  is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada


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Samuel Bowles
February 21, 2014

Another dubious first for America: We now employ as many private security guards as high school teachers — over one million


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If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mob

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Sex workers’ rights are workers’ rights and human rights — because sex workers are human beings doing work.


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Robert Reich
February 14, 2014

America has a serious “We” problem — as in “Why should we pay for them?”
The question is pop

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February 3, 2014

Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced two important civil rights initiatives for workers strug


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Robert Borosage
January 31, 2014

In a State of the Union address that lasted more than an hour, President Obama challenged the Congress to raise the minimum w

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Heather Boushey
January 7, 2014

The United States is the only advanced industrialized nation without a federal law providing workers access to paid maternit


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Yesterday, President Obama put before Americans the “defining challenge of our times: “redressing a “dang

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Marshall Auerback
October 17, 2013

Unemployment in Germany is now at a 20 year low and the country’s economy seems to be impervious to the strains afflicting


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Jeffrey Madrick
September 25, 2013

In his speech commemorating the Martin Luther King March on Washington last week, President Obama got it partly right.

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September 24, 2013

As most workers in the United States get a paid day off from work on September 2 – Labor Day – it is a good time


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Michael Konczal
August 27, 2013

Nearly five years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, we are no safer.

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August 20, 2013

On April 24, the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers and injuring at least 1,500 more.


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Do you think the damage from the pending bankruptcy of the city of Detroit will be limited to Detroit? Think again.

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US President Barack Obama has just committed himself and his administration to fighting the scourge of income inequality.


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With leadership transitions at many central banks either under way or coming soon, many of those who were partly responsible

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Dean Baker defends the cyclical interpretation of unemployment and advocates government spending to create demand for jobs.


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
August 15, 2013

When I was growing up in Gary, Ind., nearly a quarter of American workers were employed in the manufacturing sector.

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Throughout American history, when Washington has stumbled, New York has led with progressive reforms.


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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve has backed itself into a corner and is finding it hard to get out — and Pr

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August 14, 2013

The Real News Network interviews Bob Pollin about why he signed a petition in support of raising the federal minimum wage to


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Robert Kuttner
August 6, 2013

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

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Heidi Shierholz
August 5, 2013

The June Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics paint


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Nancy Folbre
July 29, 2013

Never before have so many Americans watched so many entertaining cooking shows on television and enjoyed so much excellent fo

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Stephanie A. Kelton
July 22, 2013

Should the federal government bailout Detroit?  That’s the question everyone is debating.


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Teresa Ghilarducci
July 19, 2013

A recent report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) sheds light on how badly lower income workers fare unde

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Dean Baker
July 8, 2013

The 195,000 new jobs reported for June was somewhat better than most economists had expected.


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Dean Baker
June 25, 2013

In his news conference following the Fed’s meeting last week, Chairman Ben Bernanke announced plans to end quantitative eas

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Nancy Folbre
June 24, 2013

It feels so good to row your own boat. You’re the captain. You can set your own course and speed.


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June 22, 2013

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich  discusses historical and contemporary income inequality in the United States.

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Simon Johnson
June 20, 2013

After many months of rival assertions by interested parties, we finally have an authoritative assessment by an impartial refe


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Heidi Shierholz
June 10, 2013

In the late 1970s, after a long period of holding fairly steady, the gap in wages between men and women began improving.

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Heather Boushey
June 7, 2013

The US economy added a respectable 175,000 jobs in May, slightly above the average of 172,000 per month over the past year.


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Page Gardner
June 6, 2013

When President John F Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law 50 years ago this coming Monday, a gallon of gas cost 25 cent

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Jeffrey Madrick
June 3, 2013

A lot is said about the jobs crisis in America, but not enough.


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Robert Shiller
May 31, 2013

The high unemployment that we have today in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere is a tragedy, not just because of the ag

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Nancy Folbre
May 28, 2013

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette, told of Parisians protesting the shortage of bread, impatiently exclaimed, “Let them e


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Heather Boushey
May 17, 2013

The best starting point for recovery would be a focus on growing the economy ‘from the middle out’, that is, putting the

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Robert Reich
May 14, 2013

Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place.


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Eileen Appelbaum
May 7, 2013

It isn’t your mother’s Mother’s Day any more.

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Robert Kuttner
May 5, 2013

The press strained to find some good news in the government’s April employment report.


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The West, Texas chemical and fertilizer plant where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn&#8

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William Black
April 30, 2013

As I write, there are terrible reports indicating that the death toll in Bangladesh, where the building housing garment fac


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Nancy Folbre
April 29, 2013

To anyone who lived through Ronald Reagan’s presidency, it’s a familiar story.

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April 17, 2013

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker attributes the rise in Social Security Disability enrollment to demographics not fraud on Varney


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James K. Galbraith
April 16, 2013

Professor James Galbraith  criticizes the mainstream analysis of inequality and looks at  different measures and ways of a

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Last Thursday House Republicans introduced the misleadingly titled “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.


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April 4, 2013

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discusses the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for our economy and our

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Arindrajit Dube
March 23, 2013

Executive Summary
1) The minimum wage has failed to keep pace with productivity, while top pay and corporate
profitability ha


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March 18, 2013

Professor Dube appears before Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Q&A at the March 14, 2013 Senate HELP Committee hearing to

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March 6, 2013

Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz explains why income inequality remains stubbornly high despite impressive gains in corpora


Simon Johnson
February 20, 2013

Former Chief Economist of the IMF Simon Johnson dissects the impact of sequestration on GDP, employment and government servic

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Robert Kuttner
February 18, 2013

If you want to appreciate just how conservative the fiscal conventional wisdom is, consider that hotbed of Bolshevism, the Fe


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John Schmitt
February 14, 2013

The employment effect of the minimum wage is one of the most studied topics in all of economics.

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Heather Boushey
February 13, 2013

Last night, President Obama laid out his vision “to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth –


Bob Pollin
February 7, 2013

Professor Bob Pollin analyzes the lack GDP growth in the United States, stagnant unemployment rates, and the fragility of the

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Eileen Appelbaum
February 5, 2013

February 5 marks the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed with bipartisan support in Congress and sig


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Robert Reich
January 30, 2013

The Conference Board reported Tuesday that the preliminary January figure for consumer confidence in the United States fell

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Dean Baker
January 28, 2013

Testimony by CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker before a joint session of the New Mexico State Legislature labor and education commi


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Heidi Shierholz
January 16, 2013

We often hear the claim that hiring remains so low in this economic recovery because employers can’t find workers with the

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
January 7, 2013

An economic and political system that does not deliver for most citizens is one that is not sustainable in the long run.


Huff Po
Robert Kuttner
January 6, 2013

The private sector created 155,000 jobs in December, almost exactly the average for the 11 previous months of 2012 and for al

Huff Po
Robert Reich
January 4, 2013

The news today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is that the U.S. job market is treading water.


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John Schmitt
January 2, 2013

Eight states and one city (San Francisco) raised their minimum wage this week, providing a pay raise to just over 1 million

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James K. Galbraith
January 1, 2013

….We will discover that raising taxes on the rich makes no difference.


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Jeffrey Sachs
December 20, 2012

Today’s op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal sheds more light on how conservative elites thoroughly misunderstand an

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Nancy Folbre
December 17, 2012

Some Republicans have long insisted that many of the jobless, relaxing in a billowy social safety net, simply aren’t trying


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We shouldn’t have to choose between our seniors and children — I’d rather focus on jobs and growth rather than deficit

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Attempts to undo or diminish Social Security began upon the program’s enactment; they continue unabated.


Alan S. Blinder
December 12, 2012

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Blinder discusses the Federal Reserves’ bond-buying program, distinguishing betwee

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Dean Baker
December 11, 2012

The battle between President Obama and the Republican Congress has become a major spectator sport as we approach the end of t


William Black
December 10, 2012

Professor Bill Black discusses alarming  mass youth unemployment in Italy even as big banks insist on more austerity.

Wall Street Journal
Alan S. Blinder
December 4, 2012

Dear Congress,
Please don’t drive our economy off the fiscal cliff.


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The “fiscal cliff” is a rhetorical device designed to hijack the inauguration of new federal programs that would

Demos
Teresa Ghilarducci
November 29, 2012

The share of workers without any retirement plan at work has risen dramatically over the past decade.


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Heidi Shierholz
November 28, 2012

The number 23 million is often loosely used in public debate to mean the number of people “looking for work.

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Robert Kuttner
November 27, 2012

Today’s prolonged economic slump is fundamentally different from an ordinary recession.


Dean Baker
November 24, 2012

Center for Economic Policy and Research’s Dean Baker discusses the role of work sharing programs in reducing stubborn u

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Heidi Shierholz
November 14, 2012

Federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year.


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Geoffrey Stone
November 5, 2012

The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which authorized the federal government to impose an income tax on individuals,

Wall Street Journal
Alan S. Blinder
November 1, 2012

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alte


Center for American Progress
Heather Boushey
October 24, 2012

The continuing U.S.

AlterNet
Dean Baker
October 17, 2012

It’s always fun when Thomas Friedman writes a piece on economics. He likes to play a game with readers.


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Dean Baker
October 10, 2012

Jack Welch, the former chief executive of General Electric, was unhappy that the Labor Department reported a 0.

Inimai M. Chettiar
October 9, 2012

Inimai Chettiar, discusses last week’s jobs numbers and the enormous challenges facing the African American community o


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Michael Konczal
October 8, 2012

The unemployment rate’s drop to 7.

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Back in 2004, a presidential candidate acknowledged the changing organization of our care economy.


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William Black
October 1, 2012

Let’s test Romney’s claims about the 47% by offering the unemployed jobs
I have explained how Governor Romney and Represe

think progress
Heather Boushey
September 27, 2012

New data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the private-sector added 450,000 more jobs as o


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Nancy Folbre
August 20, 2012

Blame those single moms. If only they had married and stayed married, their children would have turned out so much better.

Bob Pollin
August 17, 2012

Bob Pollin discusses the relationship between productivity, unions, and sustained full employment in Sweden on the Real News


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Nancy Altman
August 14, 2012

Generations of Americans have worked together to build our nation’s Social Security system.

Huff Po
Jeffrey Madrick
August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep.


Salon

Mitt Romney aired an ad last summer titled “Bump in the Road.

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The record drought and crop failures will create shortages, especially of corn, and will increase the prices of many foods th


Politico
Leo Hindery, Jr.
August 10, 2012

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his final State of the Union Speech on Jan.

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Jeffrey Sachs
August 6, 2012

Investors are awaiting the miraculous delivery from crisis by the ECB and the Fed, but they are waiting in vain.


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Much political debate in the United States today boils down to one deceptively simple question: who are the moochers?
Conside

Business Insider
Dean Baker
August 5, 2012

Catherine Rampell had an interesting discussion of the Fed’s likely course of action at its September meeting based o


Center for American Progress
Heather Boushey
August 3, 2012

It’s time for summer vacation, but Congress is leaving town having not passed legislation to address our key economic p

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Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) gleefully unveiled a list of 88 economists, who warn “that raising taxe


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Jacob S. Hacker
August 2, 2012

By JACOB HACKER and NATHANIEL LOEWENTHEIL
The political fight over America’s ailing economy is dominated by one word: debt.

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Nancy Folbre
July 30, 2012

To import or to outsource? That is the question.


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Page Gardner
July 29, 2012

There’s a battle raging in Virginia and across the nation over who votes in America.

Business Insider

Apparently NYT reporters never heard of immigration.


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Dean Baker
July 28, 2012

While many of us learned arithmetic in third grade, apparently there are not enough people who retained this knowledge for th

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Nicole Woo
July 25, 2012

On July 24, three years will have passed since the last increase in the federal minimum wage.


Alan Blinder talks to Nightly Business News about the potential outcomes on the economy when The Fed meets next week.

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
July 22, 2012

Despite what the debt and deficit hawks would have you believe, we can’t cut our way back to prosperity.


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Teresa Ghilarducci
July 21, 2012

I WORK on retirement policy, so friends often want to talk about their own retirement plans and prospects.

Center for American Progress
Heather Boushey
July 19, 2012

The U.S. manufacturing sector is and will remain vital to our nation’s economic prosperity.


Bob Herbert
July 14, 2012

Bob Herbert, with guests Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund, feminist organizer Shelby Knox, author o

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Lawrence Mishel
July 11, 2012

The preeminent economic challenge of our time is to generate robust job growth and make sure unemployment drops steadily and


Robert Reich dissects important election year issues that will impact the economy beyond 2012, July 11, 2012.

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Dean Baker
July 10, 2012

Folks in Washington like to think that their silly dramas have much more impact on the world than they in fact do.


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Nancy Folbre
July 9, 2012

The proverbial stork, bringer of babies and emblem of fertility, has been driven off course by the socialist welfare state.

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Robert Kuttner
July 8, 2012

The economy is plainly stuck in second gear.


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That is what listeners to a segment that bemoaned the fact that China’s population might decline in the decades ahead

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Dean Baker
July 7, 2012

Washington Post blogger Sarah Kliff tried to find a silver lining in the weak June jobs report. She pointed to the 0.


William Black
July 6, 2012

William Black, with senior economist at Moody’s Analytics Ryan Sweet, talks about how America is headed towards a reces

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Private employers have added jobs for 28 straight months, proving the resilience of the U.S.


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By Josh Bvens and Heidi Shierholz
This morning’s release of the June 2012 employment situation report by the Bureau of Labo

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July 5, 2012

Dean Baker, with Micro Strategy president David Goldman, discusses employment trends, “Obamacare,” the threat of


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Dean Baker
July 4, 2012

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman and Richard Layard, a distinguished British economist, took the lead last week in drafting a sign


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In 2011, the nationwide African American unemployment rate stood at 15.

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Frank Partnoy
July 1, 2012

Our society is obsessed with productivity and efficiency, and we despise procrastination.


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John F. Kowal
June 28, 2012

Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was very nearly derailed by a hostile Supreme Court.


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Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was very nearly derailed by a hostile Supreme Court.

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Nancy Folbre
June 25, 2012

Republicans have successfully shoved the Paycheck Fairness Act back into the closet, but it will eventually pop out again,


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Much of human behavior is based on “clock time,” which divides our day into quantifiable units—hours and minute

Damon A. Silvers
June 16, 2012

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 E. Stiglitz
June 15, 2012

Joseph Stiglitz talks about the income gap in America and his new book, The Price of Inequality on  NJN, June 15th 2012.


Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 13, 2012

Joseph Stiglitz discusses the wealth divide in America, investors and speculation, bottom-to-top money flow, political power,

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Tamara Draut
June 11, 2012

All across the country this week, graduation ceremonies will strive to provide America’s newest high school and college gra

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Dean Baker
June 4, 2012

Last week’s May jobs numbers were bad news, regardless of how you look at them.


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Robert Borosage
May 17, 2012

The dire threat facing America, according to Mitt Romney and Republicans this week, is debt, not mass unemployment.

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The Fair Pay Act, which would require employers to “study the internal alignment of their jobs and pay rates and fix it if


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Tamara Draut
May 15, 2012

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“Students and their parents are aware that it’s no longer a direct jump from college to the labor market, and th

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Last September we renewed our earlier pleas to Congress to ‘pick’ the four low-hanging initiatives that would, if


Dean Baker
May 14, 2012

Dean Baker discusses the impact of long-term unemployment on individuals and the economy on PBS, May 14th, 2012.

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Dean Baker
May 12, 2012

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The American economy is experiencing a crisis in long-term unemployment that has enormous human and eco


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Heather Boushey
May 4, 2012

The economy continues to move in the right direction.

Robert Shiller
May 2, 2012

Robert Shiller discusses U.S.


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Nancy Folbre
April 30, 2012

A significant number of American voters seem to believe that the unemployed don’t really want jobs because they would prefe

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Rashad Robinson
April 29, 2012

About half of all Americans, ranging from the working poor to the tenuous middle class, report living paycheck to paycheck.


Heidi Shierholz
April 27, 2012

Heidi Shierholz discusses the downward unemployment trend on KOAB, April 27th, 2012.

Bob Herbert
March 31, 2012

Bob Herbert discusses investment and the economic outlook on CNN, March 31st, 2012.


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Dean Baker
March 29, 2012

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post.

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Robert Kuttner
March 28, 2012

More mixed signals from the Obama administration on jobs: A craven capitulation on regulation in the name of job-creation, an


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Eileen Appelbaum
March 20, 2012

The Obama Administration plan for supporting long-term, sustainable economic growth calls for significant investments in key

Heidi Shierholz
March 16, 2012

Heidi Shierholz discusses the labor market and the job deficit at the Economic Policy Institute, March 2012.


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Teresa Ghilarducci
March 15, 2012

ON Thursday morning the New York State Legislature agreed to a deal limiting pensions for future public employees.

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For more than two years, long-term unemployment has been at historically high rates.


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It is coming up on three years since the last increase in the federal minimum wage – to $7.25 per hour – in July 2009.

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
March 12, 2012

It is understandable, given the number of times green shoots have been seen since the downturn began in December 2007, that t


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Algernon Austin
March 8, 2012

Since the start of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate peaked in 2010 with an annual average of 9.6 percent.

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Lawrence Mishel
March 6, 2012

Emmanuel Saez updated his valuable series on income trends to include 2009 and 2010 and finds, not surprisingly, that those i


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Algernon Austin
February 24, 2012

At this time of year, when we celebrate the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Algernon Austin
February 16, 2012

Even though the U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, the country’s unemployment rate remains devastatingly high.


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John Schmitt
February 15, 2012

This paper uses data from the Current Population Surveys for 1980 through 2011 to review trends in health-insurance coverage

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Eileen Appelbaum
February 2, 2012

A new working paper by Eileen Appelbaum of CEPR and Rosemary Batt of Cornell University pulls from a widely-cited body of res


Barry C. Lynn
January 26, 2012

Barry critiques components of the Chinese labor system and its relation to domestic corporations at the New America Foundati

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Algernon Austin
January 18, 2012

Newt Gingrich has been using the fast exchanges of the Republican presidential debates to ignore facts, misdiagnose economic


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Heather McGhee
January 17, 2012

Few of us recall that the full name of the march where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bob Pollin
January 15, 2012

Some of these proposals are good, some are less good, and some are truly awful.


Robert Kuttner
December 21, 2011

Robert Kuttner defends unions, and discusses recent labor relations on Fox Business, 2011.

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Bob Pollin
December 15, 2011

Starting with the financial collapse and Great Recession of 2008-09, the U.S.


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This study focuses on the employment effects of military spending versus alternative domestic spending priorities, in parti

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Michael Konczal
December 2, 2011

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that unemployment dropped to 8.


Richard B. Freeman
November 30, 2011

Robert discusses the possibility of a double dip recession, unemployment, and labor relations at the University of Sydney, N

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Bob Borosage discuses debt, and pressing economic issues on The Cohen Show, November 30 2011.
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Nicole Woo
November 21, 2011

Today’s Wall Street Journal profiled Pilgrim Screw Corp.

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Eileen Appelbaum
November 15, 2011

As part of our study of paid family leave,1 the California Field Poll surveyed registered voters in California in September 2


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William Darity
November 11, 2011

William Darity discusses African American unemployment on Our Common Ground, November 11 2011.
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Heidi Hartmann
November 7, 2011

Heidi Hartman discusses the poverty line in America and women and the economy on PBS,  November 7 2011.


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Heidi Shierholz
November 4, 2011

At the end of this year, federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire.

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Tamara Draut
October 27, 2011

That steel factory, which once employed about half of the town’s workers, now has jobs for less than one-fifth.


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Tamara Draut
September 29, 2011

Since the Great Recession began, young people have taken it on the chin—whether they’re carrying a high school diploma o


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Robert Borosage
September 21, 2011

On October 3 activists from across the country will gather in Washington at the Take Back the American Dream conference, in t

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Rashad Robinson
September 17, 2011

Unemployment is at 9.1 percent, unemployment among black and Latino Americans is even higher (at 16.7 percent and 11.


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Eileen Appelbaum
September 15, 2011

Around the seminar rooms of Washington, there is much talk about the need for an industrial strategy to support sectors of th

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Heidi Shierholz
September 14, 2011

The 2010 poverty and income data released yesterday morning by the U.S.


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
September 7, 2011

The country is — or should be — focused on jobs. Some 25 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t get one.

Robert Kuttner
September 6, 2011

Robert discusses African American unemployment, President Obama’s job policies, and potential remedies on CNN, Septemb


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The Great Recession dramatically altered the lives of many Americans, creating pronounced economic stress and uncertainty for

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Heidi Shierholz
August 31, 2011

The pain caused by persistently high unemployment is not limited to workers who are currently unemployed, a new Economic Poli


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Heather McGhee
July 27, 2011

Never in our nation’s history has our government defaulted on our debts.

Leo Hindery, Jr.
July 22, 2011

Leo Hindrey Jr discusses rampant unemployment in the US at C-Span, July 22 2011.


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Arindrajit Dube
July 5, 2011

A key issue surrounding employer benefit mandates is the incidence on workers through wages and employment.

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Nicole Woo
June 15, 2011

With much chatter over the past week about the White House suggesting an employer-side payroll tax cut to stimulate the econo


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Robert Prasch
June 14, 2011

President Obama has, reportedly, been frustrated with his administration’s failure to devise insightful or innovative w

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Arindrajit Dube
June 5, 2011

What are the effects of minimum wage increases on the labor market? This is a question of long-standing interest to both eco


Robert Borosage
May 14, 2011

Robert Borosage discusses the importance of job growth and the misled focus on deficit reduction on Fox, May 14 2011.

Heidi Shierholz
May 5, 2011

Heidi discusses the state of the recovery and its impact on employment on PBS Business Report, May 5 2011.


Tamara Draut
May 3, 2011

Tamara Draut discusses the role public jobs can play in reducing the deficit on Fox, May 3 2011.

Heidi Shierholz
April 19, 2011

Heidi discusses the jobs recovery on CBS Evening News, April 19 2011.


Alan S. Blinder
April 12, 2011

Alan Blinder on Charlie Rose /CBA Speakers Bureau, April 12 2011.

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Teresa Ghilarducci
April 7, 2011

What’s so wrong with state employees getting 401(k) plans instead of their pensions?
A main drawback is that more 401(k) pl


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Barry C. Lynn
March 30, 2011

If any single number captures the state of the American economy over the last decade, it is zero.

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Caroline Fredrickson
March 24, 2011

It should come as little surprise that attacks on the landmark Affordable Care Act have included every conceivable objection,


Heather discusses the need to reduce unemployment and the damage of proposed budget cuts at the Center for American Progress

Robert Borosage
March 14, 2011

Robert Borosage discusses Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and worker rights on MSNBC, March 14th, 2011.


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Naomi Klein
March 9, 2011

Naomi Klein discusses the Right Wing Ideology and Anti-Union Bills on Democracy Now, March 9 2011.
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Aziz Huq
February 28, 2011

 Last Wednesday was a good day for Edie Windsor. But not so much for Karen Golinski.


Dean Baker
February 27, 2011

Dean Baker discusses the small GDP growth and stagnant unemployment numbers at RT America, February 27 2011.

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John Schmitt
February 25, 2011

John Schmitt discusses “the Relationship between State and Local Government and Public Sector Unions” on NPR, Februar


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Heather Boushey
February 15, 2011

The purpose of the unemployment insurance system, as President Franklin D.


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Teresa Ghilarducci
February 7, 2011

While many in Washington and on Wall Street are talking about cutting Social Security, the real problem is that America&#8217

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Bob Pollin
January 15, 2011

Employment conditions in the United States today, in the aftermath of the 2008–09 Wall Street collapse and worldwide Great


Simon Johnson
December 7, 2010

Simon discusses recent tax cuts and their inability to generate new jobs on MSNBC, December 7 2010.

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William Darity
September 9, 2010

William Darity discusses the relationship between race and rampant African-American unemployment on September 9 2010.


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Juliet Schor
August 9, 2010

Twenty months into the United States’ worst recession since the 1930s, standard approaches for putting people back to work

Heidi Shierholz
July 20, 2010

Heidi discusses the the chronically unemployed and current employment statistics on NBC Night News, July 20 2010.


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Teresa Ghilarducci
July 15, 2010

Over the past 30 years, workplace pensions have morphed from defined-benefit plans (in which the company pays retirees a set

Teresa Ghilarducci
July 13, 2010

Teresa Ghilarducci discusses the implaction of unions on MSNBC, July 13 2010.


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Juliet Schor
May 5, 2010

Now that we’re in the endgame of financial reform, and a second stimulus is off the table, it’s looking more and

Heidi Hartmann
April 28, 2010

Heidi Hartmann on NBC Nightly News discussing the Wal-Mart gender discrimination suit, April 28 2010.


Lawrence Mishel
March 25, 2010

Lawrence Mishel on “Middle Class Squeeze” on CBS, March 25 2010.

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Sean Wilentz
March 13, 2010

Ronald Reagan deserves posterity’s honor, and so it makes sense that the capital’s airport and a major building there are


Lawrence Mishel
February 23, 2010

Lawrence Mishel points to early signs of economic recession at the Economic Policy Institute on February 23, 2010.

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Barbara Arnwine
November 24, 2009

As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s 10-part series on the Jobs Crisis, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Nov.


William Darity
October 20, 2009

William Darity discusses high African American unemployment and economic discrimination at Office Hours/Duke University, Octo

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Daniel L. Goroff
June 6, 2009

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


Heather Boushey
April 2, 2009

Heather discusses staggering job losses and the economic downturn at Cornell University, April 2 2009.

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Richard B. Freeman
March 6, 2009

This essay reviews what economists have learned about the impact of labor market institutions, defined broadly as government


Heather Boushey
March 3, 2009

Heather discusses the economic downturn’s affect on the work-family dichotomy, at the House Committee on Oversight and

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Damon A. Silvers
March 18, 2008

It is an irony of conventional corporate theory that the people who truyl dedicate their lives to the enterprise- the employe


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Tamara Draut
November 29, 2006

Tamara Draut discusses the high cost of college tuition and youth economic struggles on NPR, November 29 2006.

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Heidi Hartmann
October 12, 2006

Heidi Hartmann discusses the contemporary work, family relationship at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, October


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Richard B. Freeman
August 6, 2006

Before the collapse of Soviet communism, China’s movement toward market capitalism, and India’s decision to undertake mark

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Tamara Draut
March 28, 2006

Tamara Draut discusses the struggles of young workers on KUI, March 28 2006.
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Henry C.K. Liu
March 8, 2006

PART 1
The need for a labor cartel
There are many examples debunking free-market propaganda that wages and prices must simply

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Nancy Folbre
March 1, 2006

Paid care services such as child care, elder care, teaching, and nursing are vulnerable to competitive pressures that often


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Heidi Hartmann
February 6, 2004

Many argue that women’s prospects in the labor market have steadily increased and that any small remaining gap in earning

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Robert Prasch
June 1, 1998

Several recent studies, such as that by David Card and Alan Krueger (1995), have led the economics profession to reconsider t