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Conservatives are reducing the effectiveness of safety net policies while raising the likelihood of the next recession, which is when we'll need those safety net policies.feedback
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Jared Bernstein has most recently been quoted in an article called Kansas’s conservative experiment may have gone worse than people thought. Jared Bernstein said, “It's an important piece of work. If we were trading in the currency of facts, Kansas never would have tried – never would have undertaken – this experiment.”. Jared Bernstein has been quoted a grand total of 49 times in 40 articles.
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Apr 25 2017

Most businesses are now taxed as “pass-throughs” so we can't ignore them when debating corporate tax policy.feedback

Apr 25 2017

There is not a shred of evidence to support the secretary's pay-for-itself claim. Sure, significantly faster growth would spin off more revenues. But there's simply no empirical linkage between tax cuts and growth that's both a lot faster and sustained.feedback

Apr 19 2017

The argument that these sorts of tax cuts will pay for themselves is, thankfully, less broadly accepted. These authors have long argued a very simple case. In that sense, Forbes et al. may find that they've once again prevailed.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - NATO

If you get under the hood of the U.S. economy, some weaknesses are worth noticing.feedback

Apr 12 2017

Ever since the upset election that delivered unto us President Trump, there has been great interest in workers and communities left behind in terms of economic growth. The image is that of forlorn, working-age people, mostly white men, living in rural, jobless communities and self-medicating as they while away the hours playing video games. To [].feedback

Apr 10 2017

I’ve recently, by which I mean for the past 35 years, been thinking a lot about economic policy, and I’ve finally achieved some clarity: indirect policies don’t work very well, if at all. Direct policies are much more reliable. The best way to explain what I mean is by example, and I’ll provide some below. [].feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Inequality

Job growth slowed in March, but that may well just be statistical noise. Nevertheless, wage inequality is again on the rise.feedback

Apr 05 2017

Hey, nerds! I promised I’d follow up on my piece from earlier in the week about barriers to opportunity with ideas about how to take them down. Trust me, I’m the first to admit that these ideas aren’t exactly at the top of the congressional agenda, but I’ll have you know I just spent two [].feedback

Apr 03 2017

There are many barriers to opportunity in America today and a role for public policy to take them down.feedback

Mar 30 2017

Last week in Washington, we were all abuzz about health-care reform. Now we’re all abuzz about tax reform. Our problem — one of our problems — is that all the buzzing crowds out rational thought. An objective look at the reality of today’s economy, our demographics and our income distribution suggests that the current tax [].feedback

Mar 29 2017

It's hard to make a case that his efforts have been all that serious. His numbers never add up. That's a very typical Ryan tactic, but to be fair, he's not the only one who uses it.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Obamacare

What the heck was that all about? Some quick thoughts on why the ACA's still standing.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Republican Party

How could you possibly look out America and decide that the problem is that rich people don't have enough money and the Medicare trust fund is too flush?feedback

Mar 23 2017

Republicans plan to make two trips to the tax cut well, and Trip 1 paves the way for Trip 2.feedback

Mar 21 2017

Josh Bivens directs research at the Economic Policy Institute, is a great economist, an old friend, and the author of an excellent new paper I wanted folks to know about. Here he is, answering a bunch of my questions about his new work. Q: Tell us about the slowdown in productivity growth and why it’s [].feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Federal Reserve

The story regarding the Fed right now is less about today's expected rate hike and more about the tension between Trump's ideas and the policies that would really help the economy.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Here are the findings that I found most revealing and relevant from the Congressional Budget Offices score of the Republicans health care bill, followed by some brief thoughts on the policy and politics. Coverage declines: The headline number is that by 2026, 24 million fewer people will have health insurance coverage under the American Health [].feedback

Mar 13 2017

Four Republicans take a Sunday morning spin.feedback

Mar 10 2017

It actually takes a fair amount of work to get stuff done and really they haven't done anything yet.feedback

Mar 10 2017

Here in Washington, when the monthly jobs report comes out, we do a couple of weird things. First — and this will not surprise you — key numbers from the report become political footballs. When you get a solid report, like this morning’s, the president takes credit. Thus, in a tweet this morning, President Trump’s [].feedback

Mar 06 2017

In the beginning, God created a health-care system. But she quickly found it to be a thankless and terribly complex endeavor, so she decided to create the heavens and the Earth. The Earth was covered in darkness, so she said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. “That was easy,” she thought, so she [].feedback

Mar 02 2017

The stock market rally can't do much for people without stock portfolios, which is most people.feedback

Feb 23 2017

It's really important to recognize [the Republicans] don't have a plan. It isn't happening.feedback

Dec 19 2016

But, in fact, a tax cut is coming. What we need to do is think about how we get the most bang for the buck.feedback

Dec 19 2016

I like any change to be at least revenue neutral. I've [also] argued for revenue positive. And Republicans are nowhere near there.feedback

Nov 11 2016 - Trans Pacific Partnership

Various credible sources tell me that Obama will NOT try to pass the TPP in lame duck. Not unexpected, but there it is.feedback

Nov 07 2016

I've long given up on magical unicorns that get everyone to get together and sing Kumbaya. But there's still a ton of important stuff that a President Clinton could do.feedback

Oct 23 2016 - Wall Street

I think it's highly, highly unlikely that she'd appoint a Treasury [Secretary] with a Wall Street background, with the exception of someone like Gary Gensler who not only has a solid record of prosecuting financial market excesses, but is already close to the candidate.feedback

Aug 08 2016

The problem with a lot of what I heard today is that the numbers just don't add up.feedback

Aug 08 2016

We're already north of 70 percent. We can't do that again.feedback

Jul 08 2016

It's more of a Goldilocks story. You've got wage growth percolating, you've got a trend of about 150K – we'd like to see more – but that does keep you on the path to full employment.feedback

Jun 30 2016

It is smart to adjust minimum wage levels with some sensitivity to local prices. There is a reason why $15 makes more sense in San Francisco than in Mississippi.feedback

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