Path to Full Employment: Event Video & Transcript

On April 2, CBPP and Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein held an event to continue a year-long project on full employment. Watch the keynote address by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, as well as the panel discussion among Bernstein and

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Paul Krugman talks fiscal policy paralysis

In this series, we’ll be featuring a new piece each week to highlight who’s been talking about jobs.  This week, Paul Krugman of the New York Times explains why basic macroeconomics has failed to produce substantial change in the U.S.

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Dean Baker on how to advance Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society

In this series, we’ll be featuring a new piece each week to highlight who’s been talking about jobs.  This week, Andrea Estrada of the UC Santa Barbara Current highlights a University event featuring Dean Baker speaking on the 50th anniversary

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WaPo’s Ylan Mui talks long-term unemployment

In this series, we’ll be featuring a new piece each week to highlight who’s been talking about jobs. This week, Washington Post reporter, Ylan Q. Mui highlights new research that paints a discouraging picture of the nation’s long-term unemployed, noting: New

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Yellen talks full employment in second speech as Fed Chair

In her second speech as Fed Chair, Janet Yellen said that a return to full employment is in medium-term forecasts: It is a sign of how far the economy has come that a return to full employment is, for the

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Who’s Talking About Jobs?: MarketWatch’s Rex Nutting

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In this series, we’ll be featuring a new piece each week to highlight who’s been talking about jobs.  This week, MarketWatch editor Rex Nutting lists “work sharing”, a full employment initiative, as one of five policy prescriptions that could help

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Eisenbrey, Baker, and Houseman talk full employment

In two recent op-eds, economists Ross Eisenbrey, Dean Baker, and Susan Houseman discuss the importance of full employment and suggest policy prescriptions for getting the nation back there. Writing in The Hill, Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute explained

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WATCH LIVE: CBPP Full Employment Event

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This morning, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is hosting an event, with keynote address by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and panel discussion moderated by CBPP Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein, to discuss how we can get back

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen: US economy is “not close to full employment”

In this series, we’ll be featuring a new piece each week to highlight who’s been talking about jobs. This week the Associated Press focused on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s remarks on the country’s unemployment rate. Jared Bernstein recently described “looser guidance”

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Harlan Green: a long way to go to restore full employment

In this series, we’ll be featuring a new piece each week to highlight who’s been talking about jobs.  This week, Editor and Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, Harlan Green, had a piece in the Huffington Post explaining how job losses in the public

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About This Project

Five years into an economic recovery, unemployment remains high while income inequality continues to grow. In response, Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and previously Vice President Biden’s chief economic adviser, and the Center are seeking to begin a national dialogue to focus greater attention on the goal of full employment, with an April 2 kick-off event at the National Press Club. This event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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