stock prices

Economic Bubbles and the Myth of High Returns

April 4, 2018

Stock prices are soaring now, but a price drop of 10-20% is a real possibility, says economist Dean Baker

Reactions to the State of the Union address

January 29, 2014
David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract

January 28, 2014

Amy Traub: Obama’s $10.10 minimum wage hike is a clear victory for hundreds of thousands of workers of new or renewed contracts but will still exclude a large group once enacted next year

Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers’ Wages

December 2, 2013

Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%