Bob Pollin

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.

The US Has Lowest Minimum Wage and Most Young People Without Jobs Among Wealthiest Countries

August 13, 2013

Over 100 economists sign petition to raise the minimum wage

Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment

July 16, 2013

Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump

Obama Fails to Reappoint Serious Regulator to CFTC

June 17, 2013

Bob Pollin: If President Obama was serious about regulation and closing the income gap, he would have reappointed Gary Gensler.