Jared Bernstein

02/24/2017 - 8:00pm

    American workers got a very big break when Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for labor secretary.

    Created in 1913, the Labor Department's mission is "to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working...

02/07/2017 - 6:00pm

    There were two important pieces of economic news out Friday, and while it might not seem so, they're intimately connected.

    First, we got another in a stream of solid reports on the U.S. job market. Payrolls were up 227,000, and while the jobless...

01/27/2017 - 9:00am

    I've spent the last few days reading accounts of President Donald Trump's inauguration speech, but I'm having a fundamental problem absorbing the analysis because I simply don't believe anything he says.

    I'm not just saying that...

01/22/2017 - 4:00pm

    The election of Donald Trump with a Republican-majority Congress is proving once again that conservative economic policy largely reduces to cutting taxes, mostly for the rich.

    But wait a second, aren't they also wading into health-care reform?...

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...

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...

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