economic policy

Economy

July 15, 2017
During her testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen dodged a question about whether she would accept a second term in office–but it’s unlikely that President Trump will re-appoint her, says Gerald Epstein, co-director of Political Economy Research Institute

Deep Depression in Italy Gave Germany an Absolute Advantage

August 4, 2016

Economist Heiner Flassbeck says there’s no debt crisis in Europe, it is Germany’s absolute competitive advantages that drove deflation throughout Europe

United States of Amnesia and the Economics of the RNC

July 22, 2016

Former financial regulator Bill Black responds to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech, and says the RNC chairperson has created a false image about the reality of unemployment, interest rates, and inflation under the Obama presidency

Is it Time for a New Deal Federal Jobs Program?

July 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders advisors Bill Black and Stephanie Kelton tell Paul Jay that the public-private partnership model is a disaster, and increased infrastructure spending combined with austerity would throw the economy into a recession

Reality Asserts Itself - Robert Johnson

June 15, 2014
Mr. Johnson says the compulsive pressure of money in politics has led to an abandonment of rules other than rules which transfer risk onto the back of the public

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?

October 9, 2013

Bill Black: Yellin’s confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

Crisis in the Eurozone

July 3, 2013
President Silva’s austerity policies made Portugal a darling of the troika, but highly unpopular at home

GAO Finds US Companies Only Pay One-Third of Corporate Tax Rate

July 2, 2013

CEOs claim the US has the world’s highest corporate tax rate, but they actually pay less than most workers

Six Candidates Square Off For Iranian Presidential Elections

June 14, 2013

Arang Keshavarzian: Opposition candidates, media and bloggers restricted by Iranian government during presidential election

Deficit is Dropping but is there a Real Recovery?

May 22, 2013

Bill Black: With surge in stock market, the wealthier are paying more taxes but working class wages are not rising and unemployment remains high, so this does not mean a sustained recovery of the real economy is underway