November 4, 2015:

New Research Says Income Inequality Worsened Under Fed's Quantitative Easing Policy
PERI's Gerald Epstein says monetary policy itself won't narrow the gap because weak unions, anti-union governments, low bargaining power of workers, and lack of access to credit for the poorest remain central problems

  November 4, 2015

Breaking the Western Union's Remittance Monopoly
Economist James Henry says remittance transfer costs combined with the foreign exchange amounts to 15%, which is simply unaffordable for the poor who depend on remittence as a life line

  October 14, 2015

Court Rules Argentina Creditors Can't Seize Its Central Bank
Former bank regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a U.S. court ruling regarding Argentina's debt.

  September 3, 2015

Investigative Report Finds World Bank Displaced 3.4 Million People (1/2)
Alnoor Ladha, executive director of The Rules, says it is time to examine the stated mandate of the World Bank, its true intent and the history of one oppression after another it has caused through structural adjustment policies

  April 23, 2015

The Republican Budget vs. The People's Budget
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux interviews the progressive Economic Policy Institute and conservative National Taxpayers Union and asks which policies would benefit everyday Americans

  March 29, 2015

42 Billion in Tax Breaks Favoring Corporations Extended
This is a Christmas present for the tax lobby and Washington insiders, hardly a way to encourage investments with tax incentives, says James Henry, Senior Economist for the Tax Justice Network

  December 21, 2014

Congress to Pass Temporary Tax Breaks for Big Business for 15 Years Straight
Bush-era corporate tax breaks remain despite a continued slow economic recovery and account for more than $44 billion of lost revenue

  December 12, 2014

The State of Workers' Wages around the World
Economist Richard Wolff compares the stagnation of wages in the U.S. for the past 30 years to the increase in wages in emerging markets and explains why capital left America

  December 8, 2014

New Employment Figures in the Shadow of a Fragile Economy
Economist Richard Wolff says workers are returning to jobs with lower wages, fewer benefits, and less job security than they had before the financial crisis hit

  December 2, 2014

The Power to Create Money in the Hands of the Banks
The same financial institutions that created the financial crisis are now entrusted with one of the most power tools to shape the economy - and many elected officials have no idea, says Ben Dyson of Positive Money

  November 17, 2014

Final Rule of Dodd-Frank Won't Address Incentives, Lax Regulation, or Size of Banks
Despite being a requirement of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law, the final rule designed to prevent large financial firms from becoming too big won't precent another crisis, says Gerald Epstein, professor of economics and a founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute

  November 7, 2014

The Lower Unemployment Rate is a Recovery - for the Top 10%
Economist Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains why monetary policy that is directed at finance and not job creation has this effect

  October 4, 2014

The Federal Reserve Makes "Effort" to Rein in Big Banks
Prof. Gerald Epstein is skeptical about new Fed rules and the appointment of Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer to head the Financial Stability Committee

  September 16, 2014

Fed Chair Signals Possible Policy Shift on Unemployment
PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed chair Janet Yellen's recent comments on bringing unemployment down could be positive but Fed policy still remains toothless in helping out working Americans

  August 25, 2014

Deconstructing Fed Vice Chair's Grim Economic Forecast
PERI co-director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages

  August 13, 2014

Racing to a Dead End - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says current economic policy is heading back to the 1930s, a race to the bottom, they have no solution at all, we will end up again in trade wars or other wars

  July 29, 2014

Reaganism and Thatcherism were Intellectually Dishonest - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Mr. Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, discusses growing up in a US dominated Germany and his opposition to the birth of neoliberal economics

  July 25, 2014

Uber: Cheap Ride Alternative or Death Knell for Cabbies?
Longtime taxi driver advocate Nathan Price argues that because Uber is not subject to the same regulations and taxes, its lower prices are destroying the livelihoods of taxi drivers

  July 29, 2014

Detroit Water Shutoffs on Pause, but Is It Enough?
Detroit Activist Abayomi Azikiwe discusses how the growing push for privatization has enriched Wall Street and left ordinary people behind, as more protests are scheduled to be underway

  July 25, 2014

Obamacare Subsides on the Line
CEPR's Dean Baker and Media Matters' Jeremy Holden discuss two federal courts decisions which could disqualify lower and middle income earners for subsidies and the forces working to dismantle Obamacare

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