Jared Bernstein

01/20/2017 - 3:00pm

    When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, he was in Memphis, supporting striking sanitation workers. By that time in his crusade for racial justice, he had elevated full employment to a key plank in his platform. The full name of the March on Washington was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. A common placard held up that...

01/16/2017 - 8:00am

    There is a slow-motion collision occurring in every important area of public policy, one that will exact a great cost on the American public and our institutions. It is a collision of three forces: faux populism, uncompromising ideology and a challenging reality that demands policy solutions precluded...

01/03/2017 - 10:00am

    A lot of folks - OK, four people, but that's a lot for this sort of thing - have asked me what I think of this new tax idea Republicans are pushing to replace the current corporate tax: a destination based, border-adjusted tax on cash flow. (Let's call it a BAT - border-adjustment tax - as does...

12/11/2016 - 9:00am

    In the three months before President Obama came to office -- the last quarter of 2008 -- the nation's economy was contracting at a rate of 8.2 percent, the biggest quarterly decline in real gross domestic product since 1958. The month before Obama took office, payroll employment fell by 695,000. The...

12/09/2016 - 8:00pm

    Once, on a visit to the French countryside, I visited the most beautiful, picturesque little country farm I'd ever seen. The farm produced an organic yogurt for the market and, ever the annoying economist, I asked my host how this boutique operation could compete with factory farms. "We couldn...

12/02/2016 - 5:00pm

    Since Donald Trump was elected president, the value of the U.S. dollar is up about 4 percent against the currencies of our trading partners. And that "Trump bump" in the dollar is an extension of longer-term trend wherein the greenback is up 20 to 25 percent, depending on the basket of...

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