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Alan Krueger

Raise Wages Voluntarily, America

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Frankly, if you can't improve your product, improve your service, make the place cleaner, more attractive, and if you can't add a couple of pennies to your burgers or your coffee, don't be in that business.

How Stephen Colbert Blew It With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Steven Hill | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Steven Hill

Stephen, I realize it's only entertainment and that your job is to make people laugh. But when you bring on a very un-funny fellow like Travis Kalanick, it seems you and your production team should think a little more cleverly about how you put lipstick on that pig.

Me, My Hometown and Mr. Gatsby

Bill Stieger | Posted 06.04.2014 | Home
Bill Stieger

Great writing achieves an effect that no movie can: It's a world built of language and the reader's imagination, where it remains as real as the money you either have, or don't.

Rich Man, Poor Man: The Middle Classes -- Now You See Them, Now You Don't

OECD | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

In any case, defining "middle class" in purely economic terms misses a lot. That's because to be middle class is as much a question of values as of income or wealth.

Boehner Rails Against Obama, Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reacted to Friday's jobs report, casting the country's economic growth situation as "tepid." In a statement rel...

Obama To Nominate New Chief Economist

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

(Updates with reaction, background) By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to appoin...

Boost the Minimum Wage

Jonathan Diamond | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Diamond

In terms of the broader benefit to society, occasional, incremental increases to the base wage to assure that the working poor have a way to keep from slipping even further behind, is in society's long term interest.

Top White House Economist On The Job Market's 'Encouraging Sign'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - January U.S. jobs data shows the economy continues to heal, top White House economist Alan Krueger said on Friday, str...

Occupying the GOP

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Nowhere can the impact of the Occupy insurgency be better seen than in the fumbling efforts of Romney's GOP rivals to capture the new anti-corporate sentiment.

Alan Krueger: Rising Income Inequality Causing 'Unhealthy Division In Opportunities'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.12.2012 | Business

The wealth gap in the U.S. has gotten to such a high level that maintaining it without hurting the economy is unsustainable, according to Alan Krueger...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Whiffs On Campaign Promise | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, then-President-elect Barack Obama made an ambitious pledge as part of his agenda to fight poverty, one he claimed would help "m...

Arthur Delaney

A 99er Gets Hired In North Carolina | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Before landing a full-time job that started last week, Ali Braswell didn't think she could make September's rent. She'd started scoping out storage op...

Arthur Delaney

Obama's New Top Economist: Long-Term Jobless Snooze More, Seek Jobs Less | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Alan Krueger, the Princeton economist recruited to lead President Obama's economics team just before the president is set to announce a ...

Krueger Sounded The Alarm: Will He Answer It?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Back in March, when he still enjoyed remove from the policy fray as an academic at Princeton, Alan Krueger used unusually blunt language to sound the alarm that the American economy was staring at the sort of crisis that seemed unlikely to be fixed absent sustained and aggressive action. So the real question now is whether Krueger's appointment to the top spot on President Obama's economic advisory team will in fact alter the policies coming out of Washington, delivering initiatives that can create jobs. On that score, unfortunately, there is limited reason for optimism.

Labor Economist Nominated To Become Obama Economic Adviser, Signaling Shift

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

Even as Washington was preoccupied with the debt ceiling standoff this summer, Americans repeatedly told pollsters that the job market, not the federa...

Doubt and Confidence on Hitting the Debt Ceiling

Alan B. Krueger | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Alan B. Krueger

Unless there are some tricks that I'm not aware of, if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2nd, the government will soon need to make some painful decisions that would likely irreversibly harm the country's fiscal reputation.

More Clap Trap on Class Size From the Gates-funded CAP

Leonie Haimson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Last week, the Center for American Progress released a report by Matthew Chingos. CAP has put out a series of crude reports posing as educational research, but this must be one of the least impressive.

Mayor Bloomberg Booed and Excoriated for his Proposed Teacher Layoffs and Attacks on Seniority Protections

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Mayor Bloomberg was roundly booed at the annual Queens St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday for threatening to lay off of over 4,000 teachers and his attack on their seniority rights.

Attending An Elite College Won't Increase Earnings: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to new study, students who apply to elite colleges but attend less competitive schools will earn just as much as those who the most competit...

The Ivy League Earnings Myth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Do you need to graduate from an Ivy League School or other super elite college to earn the highest salaries? Many families believe that graduates who...

Alan Krueger Will Depart Treasury To Retain Princeton Tenure

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Wilson School professor Alan Krueger will step down from his post as assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy next month and return to ...