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The False Economy

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On May 21, 2019

Yes, unemployment rates are low. There are jobs for most people who want them. But this has not really budged the national worry over income inequality and the widespread belief that the economy does

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Flawed Employment Numbers

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On September 12, 2017
It makes no sense that unemployment rates don’t count those who have given up on finding a job because they can’t get one, they are taking care of sick family members, they have chronic pain issues, or whatever. Those people are still unemployed! Here’s a good dive on who the tens of millions of working […]

The Jobless Future

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On March 27, 2017

Above: The United States, circa 2040 Who is ready for our jobless future? Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the nex

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I spent yesterday with the great liberal journalist John Nichols. We brought him on campus to speak to our students and the general public about inequality and politics. I was pretty amazed that we were able to get him a week before the election. How timely. And he’s an incredibly entertaining guy to talk to […]
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The Media and the Economy

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On September 19, 2015
Neil Irwin had a piece on the disconnect between media coverage of the economy and the economy as actually experienced by everyday Americans: If your entire understanding of the economy comes from headlines about the latest economic data, you would be forgiven for thinking these are the best of times. The unemployment rate is down […]
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