Bob Pollin

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers

January 23, 2019

Bob Pollin & Michael Lighty hold that Medicare for All does not have into include private insurers like Medicare does today

Medicare for All - How Can We Pay for It?

Medicare for All – How Can We Pay for It?

December 30, 2018

Prof. Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings of a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst. The study finds Medicare for All could reduce total healthcare spending by 10 percent, while creating stable access to good care and improving the health of all U.S. residents

We Can’t Separate Climate Justice from Opposing Militarism

We Can’t Separate Climate Justice from Opposing Militarism

December 10, 2018

At the conclusion of the Sanders Institute Gathering, RoseAnn De Moro, John Cusack and Bob Pollin discuss the key policy ideas coming out of the sessions, with host Paul Jay

Is Waiting for Coal Jobs a Mistake?

November 12, 2017

President Trump has repeatedly promised to bring back coal jobs, and as a result, some miners are holding off on retraining programs. But is there a future for coal? We speak to economist Bob Pollin of PERI

Does a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?

May 7, 2014

Bob Pollin and Anthony Davies debate whether a higher minimum wage means less jobs for young people entering the employment market

CBO Report Confirms U.S. Deficit Back to Normal Level

April 18, 2014

Robert Pollin: Deficit hawks were wrong about America’s normal level, Congress should pass a financial transaction tax and not more cuts to social spending

Incremental Raises to Minimum Wage Will Not Increase Unemployment

February 26, 2014

Robert Pollin: A Recent Congressional Budget Office report claims that up to half a million jobs could be lost due to a minimum wage increase, but its claims are based on weak analysis and ignores the potential gains for workers’ standard of living

Reality Asserts Itself - David Swanson

December 17, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence

US Federal Reserve

November 17, 2013
Robert Pollin: Expected new Fed chair Janet Yellen will continue Bernanke’s policies of shoring up Wall Street banks with trillions, but the Fed could help Main Street with different policies.