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For most of the 20th century, higher education wasn’t treated as a cash cow, and students were better off for it.
Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy.
Rahm Emanuel is in trouble. His re-election as Mayor of Chicago is no longer a lock.
It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce
The prices of long-term government bonds have been running very high in recent years (that is, their yields have been very lo
Liberals need to own the wage problem.
The United Kingdom has long been one of the most centralized developed economies in the world.
We’ve been hearing it for over thirty years: “Cut income tax rates for the wealthy and supply-side prosperity fol
Over the last five years, the eurozone has, without explicit popular consent, maintained a strict policy focus on fiscal aust
My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a
How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost
The unpunished killings of Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others reflect a racist criminal-
Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession.
Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the administration’s Trans-P
Three hot topics of discussion these days are the millennial generation, student debt and inequality.
The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day.
Presidents are rarely able to accomplish much in the last two years of a second term.
TOKYO – The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clou
NEW YORK – The Ebola crisis reminds us, once again, of the downside of globalization.
Pity the American people for imagining that they have just elected the new Congress. In a formal way, they of course have.
There are times when slow small steps are okay and other times “when you need to run like a buffalo,” says Naomi Klein in
Hard work. Technology. Globalization. Skills. Grit.
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen gave a speech a few weeks ago that was doubly unusual.
One early morning in Brooklyn a few months ago, when I was still running for governor of New York, I encountered a man talkin
We’ve all seen the grim signs.
Naomi Klein on why she thinks climate change offers the most positive argument against the ‘brutal logic’ of aust
Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech this week, ”Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Fin
Janet Yellen gave a reasonable speech on inequality last week, and she barely managed to finish it before the right-wing went
Naomi Klein is sitting on an armchair with her legs drawn up in an almost yogic pose, cradling a glass of orange juice as she
We recently disagreed with Andrew Biggs and Sylvester Schieber when they said the retirement crisis is not real.
A review of French economist Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century” by the world’s richest
There’s a new argument about taxes: the United States is already far too progressive with taxation, it says, and if we
Naomi Klein — “the most visible and influential figure on the American left,” as The New Yorker puts it — dropped b
You’ve probably seen references to the work of my colleague (and former student), Pavlina Tcherneva in recent days.
NEW YORK – In the midst of the ongoing dispute between Argentina and the “vulture funds” that hold its bonds, a broad c
“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
I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15
In her testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, Demos President Heather McGhee describes what we can do to cut the red tape
NEW YORK – “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage.
Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi
It has become harder and harder for workers to tell who their employer is.
The pace of growth slowed sharply to 142,000 in August.
The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty
In recent decades the news for the country’s workers and the labor movement has been mostly bad.
“Hours of chaos” is how the New York Times described the work reality of more and more Americans.
Our country has suffered from rising income inequality and chronically slow growth in the living standards of low- and modera
The events unfolding in Missouri have brought all eyes on the issue of law enforcement practices.
Last night’s police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy.
The mass frustration is surely there.
When President Lyndon Johnson gave his June 4, 1965 commencement address at Howard University, he invoked a symbolic language
Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the American people in a live telecast concerning the tragic and untimely death of a youn
While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of t
No surprise, Americans are in a foul temper.
As predictable as August vacations, numerous economists and Federal Reserve watchers are arguing that the nation’s ce
In this installment of The Curve, we asked our contributors to examine Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Centur
This month – the centenary of the outbreak of World War I – is an opportune time to reflect on big risks.
The wound of the financial crisis of 2008, and the challenge to the legitimacy of our governance, is still very much with us.
The economy grew at an impressive rate of four percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a government report
The White House took an important step today to protect millions of Americans who work for federal contractors from illegal w
House Democrats released their 2014 election year platform Wednesday, entitled “Middle Class Jump Start: 100 Day Action Pla
Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention, putting the relationship b
In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets
While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis
It’s hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions.
The jobs numbers released by the Labor Department last week were good news. The economy generated 288,000 jobs.
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
The Great Recession officially ended five years ago this month, but the labor market has made only agonizingly slow progress
The shocking thing about the financial collapse of 2008 is not that Wall Street excesses pushed us into the worst economy cri
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.
Imagine this: your state is thinking about building a new coal plant.
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
The Nation sparked a robust discussion last week with its incisive online conversation, Does Feminism Have a Class Problem?
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
Washington is full of well-meaning types who want to help the poor.
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
A real struggle over who will preside over the European Commission has begun.
Why are nearly 10 million people still out of work today? Was it because in September 2008, the U.S.
For most Americans, the central economic fact of the past four decades is the stagnation and decline of earnings.
Can the right continue to succeed as the party of unreality? In the recent past, conservatives have denied climate change, as
By raising its minimum wage to $15, Seattle is leading a long-overdue movement toward a living wage.
For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada
As Europe’s depression continues six years after the financial collapse of 2007-2008, watch for far-right parties to ma
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
Since the beginning of the year, a new wave of doubt has engulfed emerging markets, driving down their asset prices.
The media and economic communities regularly use Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a tally of all goods and services produced wit
The Winter Olympics in Sochi are the first to be hosted by Russia since the Cold War-era Moscow Summer Games in 1980.
The drafters of the United States Constitution had to make a fundamental choice: Should they concentrate power in the hands o
Nearly five years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, we are no safer.
Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in 80 years? Why is there more anger, vituperation, and po
Dean Baker defends the cyclical interpretation of unemployment and advocates government spending to create demand for jobs.
Dean Baker: The New York Times budget reporters must have been celebrating this week.
The reason Larry Summers has become a leading candidate for Federal Reserve chairman is because President Obama is now leanin
The Real News Network interviews Bob Pollin about why he signed a petition in support of raising the federal minimum wage to
Jim Tankersley has been doing the Lord’s work by following up on questionable arguments people have made about our current
Average national income is a notoriously imperfect measure of the average person’s well-being.
Over the past three decades, the “human capital” of the employed black workforce has increased enormously.
Heritage Foundation is run by Jim DeMint, the former Tea Party legislator.
Imagine someone had told you in early 2008 that the U.S.
Once upon a time women seemed more eager than men to marry. Today such generalizations no longer apply.
Is President Obama planning to reverse course on deficit reduction? You will recall that the president joined the deficit-haw
In the late 1970s, after a long period of holding fairly steady, the gap in wages between men and women began improving.
After turmoil erupted in the Arab world in 2011, a number of western analysts argued that “the Turkish model” could be an
Asian-Americans have the highest income and education levels of any racial group in the country.
President Obama’s personal summit with China’s new president, Xi Jinping, at the well-named venue of Rancho Mirag
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
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich shreds false economic narratives and discusses the real culprit: widening inequality and
The high unemployment that we have today in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere is a tragedy, not just because of the ag
This note documents the timing in the relationship between the debt-to-GDP ratio and
real GDP growth in advanced economies du
At this point everyone who follows economic policy debates knows about the famousReinhart-Rogoff spreadsheet erroruncovered
Austerity has failed in Europe, where the European Union just racked up 18 months of negative growth with no end in sight.
ext summer will mark the 100th anniversary of the chain of diplomatic missteps that led to World War I.
By now almost everyone knows of the famous Excel spreadsheet error by Harvard professors Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff.
Former Financial Regulator Bill Black derides the POTUS’ remarks on the state of the economy and his pro austerity poli
PERI Institute Co-Founder Bob Pollin points to the erosion of austerity’s theoretical basis as cuts to public spendi
It isn’t your mother’s Mother’s Day any more.
Bob Kuttner has been among the country’s most visible advocates of stimulus, having written several books and numerous
History professor (or, as the news reports call him, “Harvard historian”) Niall Ferguson got in trouble when speak
In this, the fifth year of a prolonged downturn triggered by a financial crash, the prevailing view is that we all must pay f
Steve Kraske of The Kansas City Star recently interviewed me for a piece about austerity. The storyran in today’s paper.
Nostalgia for the 90s is apparent in the House Republicans’ latest effort to win over women voters, especially young mother
This is the third article in a series on some of the additional lessons we should learn from the mass murder of Bangladeshi g
European integration was a grand plan, perhaps driven by lofty motives.
The Fed’s policy of keeping interest rates near zero is another form of trickle-down economics.
Two UMKC students have provided what I think is the most destructive empirical work to date on the simply awful book and arti
The controversy continues to simmer around the Reinhart-Rogoff (RR) paper and the now famous Excel spreadsheet error that led
The curtain has been pulled aside on the once secret world of tax havens, and the scale of abuse is nearly beyond reckoning.
If you have studied economics at the university level in the last 35 years it is likely you were introduced to the concept of
The debate over government debt and its relationship to economic growth is at the forefront of policy debates across the indu
Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good.
As the nation faces a looming retirement crisis, a member of Congress has proposed a terrible idea that would bash seniors.
Look around and you’ll see that the economic problems facing us today are many.
PERI Co-Director Bob Pollin discusses a recent report he co-authored which finds serious flaws in Reinhart/Rogoff’s
What’s the general economic consensus on the impact of student loans on the household finances of those who hold them?
Neil Irwin at Wonkblog has a new post up: The Deficit is Falling Fast.
The Harvard economists Carmen M Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff ironically titled their much-celebrated book on financial instabi
Reinhart/Rogoff-gate isn’t the first time that incorrect data have been a thorn in the side of those seeking austerity an
Kudos to UMass economists for exposing the flaws in R&R’s empirical work.
Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff came as close to celebrity status as an economist can ever come, with their book, This Time I
Recent work by my colleagues at UMass Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash and Robert Pollin (2013)—hereafter HAP—has demonstrate
Herndon, Ash and Pollin replicate Reinhart and Rogoff and find that coding errors, selective exclusion of available data, a
Wealth — what we own minus what we owe — matters a great deal for families’ economic success.
Famed economist Jeffrey Sachs discusses the importance of targeted government spending and critiques conservative presumption
Reading POLITICO’s recent coverage of the budget debate, you’d think that nearly all liberals support Social Security and
Jacob J Lew, the president’s nominee for Treasury secretary, and Mary Jo White, the nominee for chairwoman of the Securitie
The Conference Board reported Tuesday that the preliminary January figure for consumer confidence in the United States fell
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker disputes the notion that spending cuts stimulate private sector economic activity on CNBC’s
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Blinder discusses the economic benefits provided by additional stimulus and explains how
The global economy this year will exhibit some similarities with the conditions that prevailed in 2012.
Former regulator William Black discusses the leverage a platinum coin would provide the Obama administration in the ongo
“We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class,” Preside
Robert Shiller predicts that we are on the verge of entering a normal housing market with modest price inclines on BNN, Janua
Some say economics is not a science at all, because it doesn’t successfully predict the future.
An economic and political system that does not deliver for most citizens is one that is not sustainable in the long run.
William Black demonstrates the incoherence of the fiscal cliff debate and “Grand Bargain” panacea on Al Jazeera,
Robert Shiller refutes the claim of bullishness in the housing market on CNBC, December 19th, 2012.
Look, up in the sky! It’s a “fiscal cliff.” It’s a slope. It’s an obstacle course.
Washington has a way of focusing the nation’s attention on tactical games over partisan maneuvers that are symptoms of
The battle between President Obama and the Republican Congress has become a major spectator sport as we approach the end of t
Professor Bill Black discusses alarming mass youth unemployment in Italy even as big banks insist on more austerity.
Now that the birthrate in the United States has fallen below replacement level (by at least one measure), more journalists
A year ago, President Obama gave a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas where he laid out a vision of how the economy grows.
“Debtpocalypse” looms, Depending on who wins out in Washington, we’re told, we will either free fall over the fiscal c
One explanation of Mitt Romney’s defeat in the presidential race focuses on the growing demographic diversity of the elec
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alte
The title of Hanna Rosin’s new book, “The End of Men,” now serves as shorthand for a slightly less apocalyptic event: t
Case-Shiller index co-author Robert Shiller discusses presidential candidates, the global economic forecast, and euro-zone un
It’s always fun when Thomas Friedman writes a piece on economics. He likes to play a game with readers.
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.
Inimai Chettiar, discusses last week’s jobs numbers and the enormous challenges facing the African American community o
Just as men were about to win the penultimate battle in their quest to retake Middle Earth, in J.R.R.
Austerity is now “in fashion,” as governments respond to the revenue shortfalls of the crisis through deficit reduction
Bob Herbert talks to Rachel Maddow about Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney’s fiscal policies, and Republican extremism, August
Last week Vice President Joe Biden did a courageous thing, he promised an audience in southern Virginia that there will be no
Blame those single moms. If only they had married and stayed married, their children would have turned out so much better.
Jeffrey Sachs talks to MSNBC about the drought of 2012 and how climate change impacts politics, public opinion, food insecuri
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
The possibility that economic theory is ‘performative’ – that the theory creates the reality – has long fascinated me
Frank Partnoy discusses his book, “Wait,” and the benefits of managing delay on WLNY First Business, August 7th 2
Let’s not expect central bankers to bail out the continuing economic mess.
Robert Shiller talks about home price seasonability and volatility over the last four months and the potential for another bu
To import or to outsource? That is the question.
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.
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
Last week, I gave a talk to the Missouri Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems annual meeting.
Despite what the debt and deficit hawks would have you believe, we can’t cut our way back to prosperity.
WASHINGTON, DC – The financial crisis of 2008 has spurred a global debate on how much government regulation of markets –
As Europe struggles through its sovereign debt crisis, Germany is considered the strong arm of the region.
Yes, that is what Brooks told readers.
Robert Shiller discusses with Steve Forbes why financial systems are necessary in modern society, covering everything from t
Jettisoning the grandiose dream of a global reserve currency and promoting viable national economies is the way out of the eu
Jeffrey Sachs discusses the status of China’s economy and whether investments in China will justify themselves on CNN I
On July 3, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Simon Johnson talks about the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on Americans, the Jamie Dimon resignation petition, Ba
In a piece that has the word “explainer” in its headline, the post proceeds to mis-explain the LIBOR scandal to
William Black, with senior economist at Moody’s Analytics Ryan Sweet, talks about how America is headed towards a reces
By Josh Bvens and Heidi Shierholz
This morning’s release of the June 2012 employment situation report by the Bureau of Labo
Dean Baker, with Micro Strategy president David Goldman, discusses employment trends, “Obamacare,” the threat of
Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman and Richard Layard, a distinguished British economist, took the lead last week in drafting a sign
Earlier this week I noted, tongue-firmly-in-cheek, that we’re all MMTers now, following Paul McCulley’s recommendation th
The private sector of the U.S.
In 2011, the nationwide African American unemployment rate stood at 15.
If Europe continues its steady march to financial depression and collapse of the Euro, no politician will be more to blame th
Our society is obsessed with productivity and efficiency, and we despise procrastination.
Nouriel Roubini discusses the European debt crisis on Bloomberg.
Jeffrey Sachs talks about the European crisis, economic globalization, and the lack of public support of a “United Stat
Robert Shiller talks about the rising prices of homes but the uncertainty of the future of those prices on Fox Business Netwo
Jeffrey Sachs talks about the wave of synchronized economic slowdown across the globe on Morning Joe on MSNBC, June 25th 2012
A debate now rages in Europe over whether fiscal austerity—that is, higher taxes and less spending—helps or hinders growt
William Black talks about the recent Moody’s downgrades and how they make an impact on the presidential elections on Al
Most current policy discussion concerning the euro area is about austerity.
All the bland platitudes coming out of the Group of 20 Meeting in Mexico can’t disguise the absence of progress on the Euro
The NYT told readers that Mexico looks set to surge past Brazil in its growth rate in the years ahead.
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,
Celinda Lake and Ed Goeas discuss the issues that President Obama faces in order to win re-election at the Chatham House o
Joseph Stiglitz discusses the wealth divide in America, investors and speculation, bottom-to-top money flow, political power,
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Jeffrey Sachs discusses Spain’s banking crisis and how things are looking for the country on CNBC, June 11 2012.
Berlin — Ever since the march to European union began in the late 1940s, French-German collaboration has been at the he
How ironic that the measure we call gross domestic product excludes the value of most domestic work.
The eurozone crisis unfolded primarily as a sovereign-debt crisis mostly on its southern periphery, with interest rates on so
The good news: Austerity is finally on the defensive.
The dire threat facing America, according to Mitt Romney and Republicans this week, is debt, not mass unemployment.
The eurozone crisis unfolded primarily as a sovereign-debt crisis mostly on its southern periphery, with interest rates on so
On Tuesday, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation will hold its third annual fiscal summit.
Yet the elite consensus scorns majority opinion.
The dream of health for all, even the poorest of the poor, can become a reality because of recent breakthroughs in technology
This year’s annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund made clear that Europe and the international community remain
Watching the jubilation at the Place de la Bastille last night, where the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande was declared
At a time of ongoing crisis and turmoil in much of Europe, Francois Hollande has been elected the next president of France.
Michael Sandel, the superstar Harvard moral philosopher, wants people to spend more time queuing.
The economy continues to move in the right direction.
As the Obama administration’s 2009 stimulus continues to wind down, the effects on the US economy are showing up in
Michael Greenberger discusses the role of banks, hedge funds and private equity firms in the crude oil futures market on BNN
WASHINGTON, DC – For almost two centuries, starting around 1800, the history of the global economy was broadly one of diver
Sweatshop labor is back with a vengeance.
Michael Greenberger discusses the impact of excessive speculation on oil prices on CBS, April 17th, 2012.
Dean Baker discusses adjusting macro economic policy on CSPAN, April 14th, 2012.
Michael Greenberger discusses speculation’s role in the recent rise in oil prices on CNBC, April 11th, 2012.
Why are firms formed? What function do they perform? These questions
continue to elude economics, which, in spite of the disc
This article originally appeared in the Washington Post.
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
Contrary to what we hear from Republicans, America did not lose its way in the past few years.
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
Some youngsters want to grow up to become artists or athletes or firefighters. Some want to be doctors or dancers.
Since the start of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate peaked in 2010 with an annual average of 9.6 percent.
Several years after the Wall Street-ignited crisis began, the nation’s top bank CEOs (who far out-accumulated their Europea
You don’t have to be a genius to pick good investments. But does having a high I.Q.
At this time of year, when we celebrate the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Yesterday evening brought a fascinating new development on the noteworthy case in which the Montana Supreme Court, in Decembe
It is now clear that the eurozone crisis will continue well into 2012, despite early February’s recovery in stock markets.
Even though the U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, the country’s unemployment rate remains devastatingly high.
Fear, in any real market, is a natural emotion.
Nouriel discusses the likelihood of a double dip recession, global markets, and the Euro on CHOGM at Perth, February 7, 2012
Overspending by governments, we have been told, triggered this crisis.
Privatizing the government is one of the most active projects of the early 21st century.
William Darity talking about group development and identification at CASBS/Stanford University, February 3 2012.
The Federal Reserve Board issued new projections for the economy last week and they are not pretty.
Corporations use a combination of debt and equity to finance their investments and operations.
I vividly remember my grandparents’ home, the notches on the wall that signified the growth of my mother, aunts and unc
After the financial crisis of 2008, the Queen of England asked economists, “Why did no one see the credit crunch coming?”
In his classic Fable of the Bees: or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits(1724), Bernard Mandeville, the Dutch-born British philo
Obstfeld makes a big point that the current account represents an intertemporal trade, where the deficit country obtains curr
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
Sanjay Reddy talking about the Origin of Economics on INET, January 10 2012.
We present a model of campaign contributions where special interest groups condition contributions on the receiving candidat
Election night in Iowa was a heavenly moment for Rick Santorum.
An increasing share of the economy is organized around financial capitalism, where, in contrast to the past, capital market a
The outlook for the global economy in 2012 is clear, but it isn’t pretty: recession in Europe, anemic growth at best in the
EU leaders promised to stop Europe’s spiral into economic oblivion.
Jeffrey Sachs discusses the direction of the Occupy Wall Sreet and the Progressive Movement at Carnegie Council, December 9 2
Bob Borosage discuses debt, and pressing economic issues on The Cohen Show, November 30 2011.
William Darity discusses African American unemployment on Our Common Ground, November 11 2011.
In the context of the eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis, Senior Scholar Jan Kregel looks
Heidi Hartman discusses the poverty line in America and women and the economy on PBS, November 7 2011.
After days of drama-filled meetings, in late October eurozone leaders announced the latest “comprehensive” rescue plan.
Simon discusses the possibility of insurance companies and hedge funds becoming too big to fail at INET, October 27 2011.
Occupy Wall Street, the ongoing demonstration-cum-sleep-in that began a month ago not far from the New York Stock Exchange an
Lorraine Minnite participates in a panel discussion focused on the issues of race, minority rights and challenges facing the
Jeffrey Madrick discusses the Euro Debt Crisis and its implications on the Majority Report with Sam Seder, September 30 2011.
Managing global risk exposure requires a China play. That could be a short strategy, and there are many ways to do it.
Around the seminar rooms of Washington, there is much talk about the need for an industrial strategy to support sectors of th
Explicit economic incentives designed to increase contributions to public goods and to promote other pro-social behavior som
The Great Recession dramatically altered the lives of many Americans, creating pronounced economic stress and uncertainty for
Rapidly rising deficits at both the federal and state and local government levels, along with prospective long-term financin
Nouriel Roubini discusses his fourth quarter report, the probability of a double dip recession and global markets on Bloombe
Heather Boushey discusses the Great Depression, the current economic crisis and economic theory on Radio West, August 30 2011
Samuel discusses his economic education, his influences, and his current interests on a Report From Santa Fe, August 27 2011
I keep hearing comparisons between the London riots and riots in other European cities—window smashing in Athens or car bon
Nouriel Roubini discusses austerity, the need for stimulus, and long term economic plans on CNBC, August 8 2011.
Bob Pollin argues the main objective of austerity is to demolish the “welfare state” and public ownership.
Dean Baker discusses austerity measures, the debt deal and unemployment on Democracy Now, August 3, 2011.
- A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological d
Jeffrey Madrick on “The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America” on Democracy Now, July 15 2011.
Bob Pollin argues none of the fundamental causes that led to the crash in ’08 have been corrected. July 15, 2011.
Randall Wray discusses the U.S budget deficit and the deb ceiling on RT, July 14 2011.
Jeffrey Madrick discusses America’s need for a new FDR and his book “Age of Greed” at Hyde Park, July 13 2
Simon discusses the infrastructure necessary for a economic revolution on Renegade Economist, July 4 2011.
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 has seen the Federal Reserve push the
federal funds rate to almost zero, hitting the so-call
Jeffrey Madrick discusses the genesis of greediness and the roots of the financial crisis at the Seattle Town Hall, June 11
No economy, whether modern or ancient, monarchist or democratic, capitalist or socialist, can rely solely on market forces t
Diane Coyle discusses contemporary economic challenges at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Art (RSA), May 31 20
Juliet Schor discusses austerity, consumerism, wealth, and investment on Big Think, May 20 2011.
Eileen discusses the recession and its economic impact on female employment at the Institute for Women’s Policy Resear
Supply-side economics is a hearty perennial, one that closely follows the election cycle.
At the end of 1930, as the 1929 US stock market crash was starting to have an impact on the real economy in the form of falli
Naomi Klein discusses the recent economic crisis, globalization and her new book on Charlie Rose, April 23 2011
Institutional economists generally question the presumption of neoclassical orthodox economics that participants in the econ
One of the most powerful tools for improving the educational achievement of poor black and Hispanic public school students i
Barry discusses the financial impact of the Japanese earthquake on RT, March 18 2011.
Eric Rauchway on “the New Deal History and Effectiveness” at the McKinzie Research, March 10 2011.
Randall Wray discusses his views on the “Biggest Drains on the Economy” and “Deficit” on Ross Reynolds, March
As the economic downturn continues to plague employment, education and every other aspect of American living, including housi
We explore the consequences for eligibility of members of subaltern groups for affirmative action (AA), when AA policies are
Dean Baker discusses the economic downturn and the rise of austerity on MSNBC, December 21 2010.
We explore the manner in which the structure of a social network constrains the level of inequality that can be sustained am
Nancy delivers a lecture on capitalism, focusing on women and political economy at SCEPA, The New School, December 16 2010.
Robert discusses the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the flaws of modern economic thinking on Bloomberg Telev
Juliet Schor discusses issues of consumption and sustainability, and her new book “Plenitude” on Office Hours, O
Gerard Caprio gives some brief remarks on the state of the economy at Williams College CDE, October 10 2010.
Heather McGhee on “the expiration of Bush tax cuts” on Countdown/MSNBC, September 17 2010.
William Darity discusses the relationship between race and rampant African-American unemployment on September 9 2010.
In attempting to support the transition from war to peace, the international community often provides substantial assistance.
Lawrence Mishel talking about Double -Dip Recession on CNN, August 5 2010.
William Darity discusses economic theory on Cree, June 13 2010.
Randall Wray talking about Hyman Minsky and debt during the Great Depression at INET, June 8 2010.
Juliet Schor discusses the need to alter the traditional consumption economic model at the No Growth Roundtable, May 2010.
David discusses the interaction between local and global economic policies on BulletproofBlog, May 3 2010.
Heidi Hartmann on NBC Nightly News discussing the Wal-Mart gender discrimination suit, April 28 2010.
The radical deregulation of financial markets after the 1970s was a precondition for the explosion in size, complexity, vola
“Control frauds” are seemingly legitimate entities controlled by persons that use them as a fraud “weapon.
Barry Lynn discusses the flow of keystone industrial components and the Japanese earthquake on INET, April 9 2010.
William Darity discusses the intersection between economy and race on Cree, March 31 2010.
To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Roosevelt Institute’s New Deal 2.
Progress in any science depends on a combination of improved observation, measurement, and techniques.
Lawrence Mishel points to early signs of economic recession at the Economic Policy Institute on February 23, 2010.
Theoretical justifications for state-sanctioned sterilization of individuals provided by Irving Fisher rationalized its racia
I am a light-skinned African-American. I was raised in Washington, DC, and my parents are from Harlem.
Probably the most distinctive innovation in the Obama Administration’s brand of liberalism is its interest in behaviora
This paper examines the phenomenon of real-income stagnation (in which real-income growth is uninterruptedly negligible or ne
Samuel Bowles discusses the evolution of the modern economy at Harvard University, November 17 2009.
Jim Chanos discusses predicting the financial meltdown, and the current state of the economy on Money Watch, November 6 2009
William Darity discusses high African American unemployment and economic discrimination at Office Hours/Duke University, Octo