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You can relax: There is “zero doubt that Social Security will be there for millennials,” says Dean Baker, a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Even if nothing is done to shore up the system, Baker says people retiring in 30 to 40 years can count on about 10% more money, ...
... only a very slight exaggeration of the real business model of private equity. We turned to economist Eileen Appelbaum, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the co-author of the book “Private Equity At Work,” for a straightforward explanation of the most vampiric of all industries.

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is author of the book Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author, with ...
Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is author of the book Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author, with ...
Nationally, the Center for Economic and Policy Research found that the U.S. had 12 million to 14 million working-age ex-offenders. The resulting "reductions in employment cost the U.S. economy between $57 and $65 billion in lost output." Tennessee's Fresh Start bills can provide skilled ex-offenders with ...
Nationally, the Center for Economic and Policy Research found that the U.S. had 12 million to 14 million working-age ex-offenders. The resulting “reductions in employment cost the U.S. economy between $57 and $65 billion in lost output.” Tennessee's Fresh Start bills can provide skilled ex-offenders with ...

“There's this idea that Amazon disrupted retail, but retail is constantly being disrupted,” said Eileen Appelbaum, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and co-author of Private Equity at Work, a critique of the industry. “Zara came along and changed high fashion every two weeks.
Businesses that refuse to hire ex-offenders hurt not only their bottom line but also the wider economy. A study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research found that job barriers for ex-offenders put as many as 1.9 million people out of work in 2014, costing the economy an estimated $78 billion to $87 ...
A version of this post appeared on the Center for Economic and Policy Research's blog Beat the Press (3/19/18). Messages can be sent to the Washington Post at letters@washpost.com, or via Twitter @washingtonpost. Please remember that respectful communication is the most effective. 0. Share. 0.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research has done extensive work, suggesting workers of manufacturing — whose industry will be sorely weakened by Trump's trade war — are already hurting enough. Those who work construction jobs still have not recovered from the burst of the housing bubble.
“Focusing on novel scandals alone can distract from the enormous scale of the Trump administration's embrace of revolving-door hiring,” said Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project at the nonpartisan Center for Economic and Policy Research. The pipelines between conservative ...
... a U.S. Navy medic, to run the sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs. The jokes are still coming. “Ronny Jackson says Trump weighs 239 pounds and gets to be VA Secretary,” Dean Baker, a senior economist at the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research, tweeted on Thursday morning.
Senators introduced legislation that would undermine the Sanders-Lee resolution to stop US support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. "They're trying to provide cover for just a handful of senators so they can vote for this instead of the Sanders Lee bill," says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot ...
Dean Baker is senior economist at The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of several books including, The United States Since 1980; Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot); and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He appears frequently ...
At Issue: “Should the U.S. remain in the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement?” Trade deals like NAFTA help to lock in our current system of patent financed research for drugs. This is the cause of outrageous prices for lifesaving drugs. It also leads to widespread corruption, as it gives drug ...
According to a National Women's Law Center analysis, women make up 55 percent of union-represented public-sector workers, and a 2010 analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that African Americans are 30 percent more likely than the overall workforce to hold public-sector jobs.
Dean Baker is senior economist at The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of several books including, The United States Since 1980; Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot); and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He appears frequently ...

In this Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Lisa A. Goodbee, president Goodbee Associates, poses for a photo in the lobby of the building where the civil engineering firm is located in the Denver south suburb of Greenwood Village, Colo. Goodbee gives the 17 staffers at her civil engineering firm six weeks at full ...
We want to give them the time, but we don't have the ability to provide them with pay,”' says Appelbaum, co-director of the think tank Center for Economic and Policy Research. Forcing staffers to choose between caring for a family member and their paychecks doesn't make sense to Lisa Goodbee.
Branko Milanovic, a leading scholar on income inequality, and Dean Baker, a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, both believe the plan is unrealistic given the partisan divisions of the current political climate. Mr. Baker also noted that policy changes to restructure the economy ...
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) debunked Hausmann's claims, as did a panel of US statisticians who conducted an investigation for the CC and who found no evidence of fraud. This example is still crucially relevant today. The opposition went on to boycott the 2005 National ...
Dean Baker, senior economist at the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research, says it takes time for a weaker dollar to have an impact on the trade balance. Countries run trade deficits when they buy more products from other countries than they sell, and run surpluses when they export more ...
It's spelled out in an editorial by Dean Baker, a macroeconomist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. In a piece titled "Jeff Bezos' Quest to Find America's Dumbest Mayor," Baker makes several very good points that were impossible to hear over the din of ...
... Connecticut became the first state to mandate paid sick leave. Businesses, especially in the restaurant and retail sectors fought the measure. But 18 months later, a study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research showed that their opposition had evaporated because of the lack of negative effects.
... Honduras has opened its borders to transnational investors eager to exploit the country's desperate need for development. Yet little benefit has trickled down to the nation's impoverished masses , according to an analysis of social and economic indicators by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
"I don't anticipate much new investment," said economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. To be sure, several corporations, including AT&T and CVS Health, have publicly touted plans to funnel tax savings into new spending on equipment or hiring. The telecom giant has vowed ...
In the ongoing examination of U.S. healthcare costs, one economist has found the lone trouble spot: physician salaries. Yes, Dean Baker, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, says—and I'm quoting here—America pays a “doctors' tax” via physician salaries of around $100 ...
A version of this post originally appeared on the Center for Economic and Policy Research's blog Beat the Press (12/7/17). You can contact NPR ombud Elizabeth Jensen via NPR's contact form or via Twitter: @EJensenNYC. Please remember that respectful communication is the most effective. 0. Share. 0.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported somewhat stronger than expected job growth in November, with employers adding 228,000 jobs. This brought the average for the last three months to 170,000. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. While the overall employment-to-population ratio ...
“In my view the trouble isn't that we're adding to the debt, it's what we're adding it for,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Baker said the Republican bill's tax cuts for the wealthy would only make the crucial economic problem of inequality worse. And features like ...
However, the impact of automation on employment is still hotly debated by investors, economists, and policymakers. A new study posted on the Center for Economic and Policy Research suggests automation has created more jobs than it has destroyed in the US. The study, conducted by two Ph.D. students ...
“That's as large a cut as we're talking about today, and investment fell—that was the weakest period of investment in the postwar period,” Dean Baker, economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), an independent, nonpartisan think tank, tells Quartz. “I'm not going to ...
In Connecticut, the first state to require employers with 50 or more workers to provide minimum sick pay leave (in 2011), a survey conducted by the Center for Economic and Policy Research in 2013 reported that business owners interviewed affirmed that granting sick days bore little to no financial burden.
“You go back 20 or 30 years, people would get a job in their late 20s, early 30s with the idea that they might work there until retirement,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and an economist who studies housing. “People aren't in that boat today.” For young people ...
It's totally unprecedented," James, who is also director of international programs at the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research, said by telephone from Washington, D.C.. The group posted a public letter including an email the WTO sent to certain participants on Wednesday discouraging them ...
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being "Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer".
The country's former president, Manuel Zelaya, was overthrown in a military coup in 2009 after he held a non-binding constitutional referendum, and the coup has had lasting effects, said Alexander Main, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. "The big winner following the ...
According to Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, there is significant data behind this change, “The program usage data show that low wage workers do not make use of the PFL program when needed because 55% of the minimum wage is not enough to ...
Dean Baker, macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in D.C., agreed, to an extent. “With luck, he won't face any situations that require major departures in policy,” Baker said. “If he does, it is reasonable to be concerned that he would not be prepared to take bold ...
Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Washington DC-based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), comments that it is an "amazing story" of The Hindu's tweets not appearing on Twitter's search results, and Twitter's explanation that The Hindu's tweets "inadvertently" got caught in its spam filter.
Mark Weisbrot, an analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, urges ordinary U.S. people to speak up about Yemen, “because ...
The Center for Economic and Policy Research has reported the post-coup governments have slashed social spending and pursued foreign ...
... you had two popes,” said Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
“We've seen estimates from the Center for Economic and Policy Research that show that, when people with records can't find work, it affects ...
... compensated employees,” Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, told Bloomberg Law Nov.
Mark is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and is the author of Failed: What Experts Got Wrong About the Global ...
... to find a job than their non-incarcerated counterparts, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, cited by Meyer and Zhou.
asked Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. “How does [Ross] get ...
But Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), told the Real News that there is real concern that Trump's ...
Americans don't seem to value vacation as much as the rest of the world, according to data from Center for Economic and Policy Research ...


 

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