Author: Jared Bernstein

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If Trump is crazy, he's crazy like a fox (or, if you watch cable news, like a Fox). I'm not talking about his political prowess,... [Read More]
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Trump's tariffs won't raise consumer prices as much as people say. But neither will they help those hurt by trade. [Read More]
Tags: Trump - tariffs - why
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Having read as many of 10-year look-backs on the financial crisis as I could handle, I've found two consistent themes. First, they ask: "Could it... [Read More]
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It won't be a housing bubble inflated by reckless finance, but it's out there somewhere. And our politics are even less ready to deal with... [Read More]
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Middle-class income rose and poverty fell last year. But health coverage stalled, and gains were diminished relative to earlier in the expansion. [Read More]
Middle-class income rose and poverty fell last year. But health coverage stalled, and gains were diminished relative to earlier in the expansion. [Read More]
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Republicans want even more tax cuts. Their targets: their donors, of course. But also Social Security and Medicare. [Read More]
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The Trump administration is trying to persuade you that wages are rising, but it's placing its thumbs on the scale. [Read More]
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An important new paper that could influence interest-rate policy comes to a counter-intuitive result. [Read More]
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Reading some of the reporting on the preliminary NAFTA renegotiation deal announced Monday between the United States and Mexico, there's a partially unwarranted theme emerging:... [Read More]
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It's not about the fine points of policy. It's about who's got your back. So, who's really got your back? [Read More]
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There's an incorrect theme emerging that Trump's preliminary NAFTA renegotiation with Mexico is just TPP redux. Not so. This one's potentially better for workers on... [Read More]
Tags: Mexico - Trump - workers
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Trump thinks the stock market is a) all about him, and b) the key determinant of economic well-being. Both assertions are wrong. [Read More]
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Last week, a top White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, argued that the U.S. economy is "crushing it," posting boom-like numbers in key areas, all... [Read More]
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Trump's top economist claims the economy is "crushing it." But who's crushing it and who's getting crushed? [Read More]
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There are many discomforting similarities between the U.S. and Turkish presidents. [Read More]
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Someone asked me: Why does productivity matter to wage growth? Here's my answer. [Read More]
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Here's an economic indicator that's telling us important things about jobs, wages, racial gaps and maybe even the next recession. [Read More]
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There's a toxic interaction between money in politics and economic advice in support of the status quo. [Read More]
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I'm sure the Trump administration's latest really bad tax idea -- indexing capital gains for inflation, a cut that delivers 86 percent of its benefits... [Read More]
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