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Here's An Obama-Era Legacy No One Wants To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business

A vastly underappreciated legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency is one that neither his conservative opponents nor his liberal allies like to mention:...

Here's Even More Evidence Obama Is The World's Worst Socialist

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not ...

About That Lower Unemployment Rate and Public Sector Jobs

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's now pretty well understood that of the two ways you can reduce unemployment, we got the bad one today. That is, the jobless rate can fall because more jobseekers land jobs -- good; or because they give up looking -- bad.

No, Public Sector Jobs Do Not Crowd Out Private Sector Ones

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Conservatives are always going on about crowd out, and I'm not saying it's impossible or never happens. I am saying it's really hard to find in the data and I'd therefore be extremely wary of those who claim it's a big deal.

Why Teach Philanthropy -- and How?

Elizabeth Marquardt | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Marquardt

Granted, philanthropy is not the first topic that comes to mind when thinking about standard offerings at liberal arts colleges. But increasingly, students studying humanities, social or hard sciences, or business can learn about philanthropy, and it's easy to see why.

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

Good Government Is Ours to Shape

Gregory Floyd | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Government can be a powerful and positive force in everyone's life. We must continue to spread that message to everyone in this city, state and country.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Usual Suspect Blamed For High Unemployment | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business

The government probably could get us out of this mess. One striking piece of data in the jobs numbers out Friday was just how much of a drag the p...

How Public Sector Jobs Beget Private Sector Ones

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

It's nuts to maintain that the government doesn't create jobs. It creates millions of them, and we very much need them if we're going to educate kids, drink water, put out fires, have public safety, etc. But public sector jobs also create private sector jobs. It's all connected, man.

Laura Bassett

Despite Economic Recovery, Public Sector Job Cuts Leave Women Behind | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

In response to the Obama campaign's aggressive focus on issues that affect women, such as health care, abortion, birth control and equal pay, Mitt Rom...

Elise Foley

Daniels: Public-Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) criticized public-sector unions on Sunday, saying they should be eliminated entirely. "There's, I thin...

Once Again for the Cheap Seats: We're Still Creating Jobs Where We Were Once Losing Jobs!

Dee Evans | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Isn't it funny how no one in the media is asking why over 600,000 jobs in the public sector (mostly government jobs) have been slashed while the private sector is steadily growing?

Both Public And Private Sector Wages Barely Grew Over Twelve Months

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Whether you work for the government or the private sector, it's likely your salary didn't go up much in 2011, but federal workers saw their wages grow...

WATCH: Constituent Speaks Out About Joe Walsh's Rant

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

The woman who U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh directed his anger toward during a constituent event in the Chicago suburbs last week is speaking out about the much...

Public Sector Losing Jobs At Same Rate Private Sector Adding Them

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

When it comes to an economy trying to right itself, if it's not one thing, it's another. Even as the economy seems to be moving -- slowly -- in the...

End the Wars, Cure Cancer, Create Jobs

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Is the nation war-weary? Would the $700 billion this nation is spending on wars be better spent creating jobs for Americans at home?

The High Costs of Cheap Talk

Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Perhaps the best that can be said about Obama's preemptive sacrifice to the deficit-reduction gods -- a two-year freeze on pay for non-military federal workers -- is that it represents small change. But the price isn't as small as the numbers suggest.

Government Worker Envy

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

One of the themes of the Tea Party and others on the right has been how good government workers have it. I never knew I had it so good.

Where Do People Think Gov't Workers Come From?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Public rancor directed at government workers is a bit confounding. It's on all levels: state, local, federal. Much of this particular election cycle ...

The Pension Pinch: Public-Sector Unions Grapple With Rhetoric and Rollbacks

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Akito Yoshikane

With elections and budget crises looming, public unions have entered the spotlight once again, providing much fodder for critics who say labor costs are above budget levels.