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Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says It Is More Like 12%

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says it is More Like 12%

May 14, 2018

Unemployment is low and standard economic theory says that when unemployment drops, wages should rise. However, the latest Department of Labor report shows that even though unemployment has reached historic lows at 3.9%, wages are not rising. Why? We explore the reasons with Prof. Robert Pollin

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

Trump Budget: Reaganomics + Military Keynesianism = Deficit Boom

February 8, 2018

What is really needed is massive spending on an egalitarian green economy, says economist Robert Pollin of PERI

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

Clean Energy is a ‘Powerful Engine of Job Opportunity’

October 13, 2017

Contrary to what EPA chief Scott Pruitt says, investing in clean energy ‘is an enormous source of job creation relative to maintaining our fossil fuel economy,’ says economist Bob Pollin

Health Care

June 29, 2017
Bonnie Castillo of the Registered Nurse Response Network says that California State Assembly Speaker Rendon’s excuse for withdrawing the single payer Healthy California Act has no basis in reality

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

Reducing Carbon Emissions Won’t Halt Economic Growth

March 18, 2016

PERI’s Robert Pollin says that at COP21, officials missed the opportunity to promote investment in the green economy, which would reduce poverty by creating jobs

Small is Beautiful: We Don’t Need to Go Big To Create New Energy Sources

March 14, 2016

PERI’s Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy, says community-owned renewable energy sources are the path to the future

“Miracle Technology” Isn’t Needed to Stop Climate Change

March 9, 2016

Robert Pollin of PERI says investment in existing technology could create a zero-emissions economy within 35 years