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US Federal Reserve

September 26, 2016
The long-term decline of the U.S. economy won’t be reversed until there’s movement towards greater public investment, protections for workers, and a higher minimum wage, says PERI co-director Gerald Epstein

The War on Wages and the Fight for $15

September 16, 2016
Recent statistics from the US Census Bureau show improvement from 2014-2015, but in reality, wages are in a real decline and no mechanisms have been put in place to prevent another crash, says economist Richard Wolff

United States of Amnesia and the Economics of the RNC

July 22, 2016

Former financial regulator Bill Black responds to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech, and says the RNC chairperson has created a false image about the reality of unemployment, interest rates, and inflation under the Obama presidency

Why Krugman’s Latest Attack on Sanders’ Economic Plans Is Wrong

April 9, 2016

Economists Bill Black and Michael Hudson respond to Paul Krugman’s latest New York Times column, “Sanders Over the Edge”

Is the U.S. Headed toward Another Recession? – TRNN Webathon Panel

June 4, 2014

Economists Dean Baker from CEPR and Robert Pollin from PERI say that the U.S. economy remains weak 5 years after the recession despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions

The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank

September 9, 2013

Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system

Fewer Adults Are Working Than Anytime Since 2001

June 24, 2013

Unemployment is falling, but the fastest growing job markets offer low pay

QE3 Another Fed Give Away to the Banks

September 23, 2012

Michael Hudson: Shoveling money to the banks not meant to create jobs, it’s a way to give banks even more speculative capital and prepare them for another meltdown

America has an Industrial Policy – It’s Run by the Pentagon

June 3, 2012

TRNN Replay: Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military