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Obama Economics Speech

The President's Economics Speech

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

In terms of diagnosis, it was a speech of great depth. In terms of prescription, it was ambitious. Clearly, he knows this Congress will not legislate his economic agenda. But he must set the terms of the debate, and I thought his terms were exactly right.

The President's Economics Speech, First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The analysis flowed insightfully from diagnosis to prescription, with a correct and strong emphasis on how the economy and policy has changed over recent decades in ways that exacerbate the disconnect between middle-class prosperity and the economy's growth.

Why Is the President Giving a Speech on the Economy Today?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

There's some strategery going on here. The D.C. debate will soon shift into dysfunctional overdrive as fiscal deadlines approach, so before the next phase of the debate begins, the president would like to remind people that his priorities are much the same as their own.