macroeconomics

Why Bankers and Financiers Benefit from Low Inflation Policy

July 5, 2016

PERI’s Gerald Epstein explains why financial institutions like the IMF promote fiscal policy that reduces investment, economic growth, and employment

Is unemployment "natural"?

July 22, 2013
James Heintz: 75 million youth in the global labor market are unemployed and few governments are taking common sense steps to address the problem

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.

Investing in Schools Creates More Than Twice as Many Jobs as Military Spending

June 6, 2013

Bob Pollin: Education spending is the best job creator – so why are local and state governments firing teachers and closing schools?

Taxing Corporate Profits will Force Investment

May 6, 2013
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: We’re in worse shape now than in 2008 because at least then there was hope governments would face up to the situation

Social Security Reform

April 8, 2013
Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict

March 13, 2013

The full documentary can be viewed on the Guardian web site. James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq – video