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Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is an economist and senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He was formerly chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden and a member of President Barack Obama's economics team.

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In a “great” economy, people don’t live paycheck-by-paycheck. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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The good, the bad, and the ugly Read more

, Economic Policy

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Even red state voters go against free-market dogma when economic well-being is on the ballot. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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Low-wage women workers are the most vulnerable to harassment and abuse. Herewith, some policies to better protect them. Read more

, Economic Policy

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Unless you’re in the top few percent, Trump's mark on the economy isn't pretty. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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How come? And how do we change that? Read more

Economic Policy

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Congress should pass a clean Dream Act that gives young DACA recipients a path to citizenship and take other steps to improve the lives of immigrants and bolster communities and the economy. Read more

, Civil Rights in America

Trump’s proposed tax cuts, mostly on corporations and the wealthy, will do nothing to help the people who elected him president. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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But it has a way to go before it truly makes our trade policy fair and open. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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Putting the brakes on the economy would disproportionately damage black America. Read more

, Civil Rights in America

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Support for low- and middle-income families can benefit the broader economy. Read more

, Economic Policy

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Ryan’s ACA replacement relies on a venerable GOP scam—shifting to block grants—to cut off health-care coverage for millions of Americans. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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But they’re a great way of making the rich richer, which is why Trump is proposing them. Read more

, Economic Policy

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How we squander resources through the tax code, and how that could get a lot worse in the age of Trump Read more

, Economic Policy

More tax dollars will be essential to improve our infrastructure, push back on global warming, fight poverty and inequality, and improve health and retirement security.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Workers’ ability to handle technological advances doesn’t explain what’s happened to American wages. Read more

Economic Policy

The stimulus was great for poor kids while it lasted. Now even bare-bones aid is at risk. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The man who famously admitted that economics is not his strong suit wants to fundamentally alter the government's role in the economy by deeply cutting non-defense spending, from discretionary programs to entitlements. Read more

Article

In last night's State of the Union, Bush danced around the very real economic concerns faced by Americans. Of course, this is nothing new. Read more

Article

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AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File

The good, the bad, and the ugly Read more

, Economic Policy

ap_18310692731401.jpg.jpe

John Roark/The Post-Register via AP

Even red state voters go against free-market dogma when economic well-being is on the ballot. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

ap_18033228402803.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File

How come? And how do we change that? Read more

Economic Policy

ap_17269659272605.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Congress should pass a clean Dream Act that gives young DACA recipients a path to citizenship and take other steps to improve the lives of immigrants and bolster communities and the economy. Read more

, Civil Rights in America

ap_17061669059414.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Ryan’s ACA replacement relies on a venerable GOP scam—shifting to block grants—to cut off health-care coverage for millions of Americans. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

shutterstock_59097586.jpg.jpe

(Photo: Shutterstock)

But they’re a great way of making the rich richer, which is why Trump is proposing them. Read more

, Economic Policy