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No Evidence that Trump’s Tax Plan Would Boost Economy or Create Jobs

October 24, 2017

There is no evidence to support Republican arguments that cutting corporate and small-business taxes will boost the economy or create jobs, says Gerald Epstein of UMass Amherst. “In the end, the only ones that, of course, are going to gain are the corporations”

Tapering of Quantitative Easing Is Throwing Emerging Markets into Chaos – And Big Banks Are Getting Richer

February 4, 2014

Despite no real economic recovery, the Fed is winding down quantitative easing, throwing developing countries’ economies into chaos

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.

Obama: Rhetoric or New Direction?

January 23, 2013
Robert Johnson outlines what the President should do if his Inaugural Address is not just empty rhetoric

Economic Outlook for 2013

January 2, 2013

Bob Pollin: With austerity policies in Europe and the USA and slow down in China and India, 2013 needs innovative policies or more recession is likely

Economic Outlook for 2013

January 2, 2013

Bob Pollin: With austerity policies in Europe and the USA and slow down in China and India, 2013 needs innovative policies or more recession is likely

The Fed Targets Unemployment With More Money for Banks

December 28, 2012

Robert Pollin: The Fed breaks ground with unemployment target but pushing more money into banks without requiring more lending won’t solve the problem