Jared Bernstein

05/21/2016 - 4:00pm

    The Obama administration's new overtime rule was finalized Tuesday night, and it will go into effect in the nation's workplaces on Dec. 1 of this year. I'll get to the details in a moment, but this update of a vital labor standard is a great advance for working people. I'd go as far as to say that this...

05/14/2016 - 7:00am

    Here are some facts:

    -- The commonwealth of Puerto Rico cannot pay its debt of more than $70 billion. The government has already defaulted on several payments.

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04/15/2016 - 9:00am

    The current campaign is in no small part fueled by an anti-establishment fervor born of deep dissatisfaction with established Washington politics and the failure of policymakers to address the real economic concerns of the broad middle class. On the right, majorities...

04/11/2016 - 8:00pm

    Earlier this week, the Obama administration put in place new rules - ones with pretty sharp teeth - to block tax inversions, where companies move their "tax residence" to a low-tax country.

    I know...

04/02/2016 - 7:00pm

    We can argue all day about the role of government in our economy, but there are two areas where that role is widely agreed to be essential: education and public infrastructure. Well, there's a great way to roll those roles together: a deep investment in the quality...

03/10/2016 - 12:00am

    Allow me to pose a study of stark contrasts: today's politics and today's job market.

    To say the former is "a mess" only betrays my lack of eloquence combined with the fact that this is a...

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