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How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

October 1, 2018

As the fossil fuel divestment movement grows around the world, a new study suggests its economic impact might be overstated. Leaders in the environmental movement respond to PERI economist Robert Pollin

Toxic Profit: Meet the Top Super Polluters in the US

March 8, 2018

DowDuPont tops the list of the biggest air and water polluters in the country, according to PERI’s new Toxic 100 index. Researcher Michael Ash breaks down the report

Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

February 9, 2018

A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study’s author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation

Unregulated Financial Markets Created a Stock Bubble

February 9, 2018

The current average price-to-earnings ratio of stocks is still far above the historic average, so we should not be surprised that there is a stock bubble and that it burst, explains PERI economist Robert Pollin

Public or Private Ownership of Banks: Which is More Efficient?

January 16, 2018

Devika Dutt of PERI explains the gap between common economic thinking, which favors private ownership of banks, and the data

Report: Investing in Clean Energy Would Boost NY’s Economy

November 19, 2017

A 40% reduction in New York’s carbon emissions by 2030 is “extremely ambitious, but it is achievable,” says PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin

Study: Military Spending Ineffective for Creating Jobs

September 29, 2017

The study by economist Heidi Garrett-Peltier finds that federal spending on domestic programs, such as healthcare, education and clean energy, creates far more American jobs than military spending

Trump’s Budget Targets Climate Change Spending Across All Federal Agencies

March 22, 2017

Cuts to block community grants that fund programs like Meals on Wheels are simply cruel because they don’t amount to any real savings for the government, says PERI’s Robert Pollin

Wealthiest U.S. Households Save Big Under GOP Health Care Bill

March 19, 2017

PERI’s Peter Arno says the elderly, disabled, and the poor would be hardest hit by the repeals of Medicaid expansion and taxes on the rich that fund Medicare

When It Comes to Job Creation, Renewable Energy Outshines Fossil Fuels

December 19, 2016

Shifting from a brown to a green economy could reduce the unemployment rate and create jobs throughout the country, says PERI’s Heidi Garrett-Peltier