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Council of Economic Advisors

Minimum Wage, Maximum Dissent

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

America has been tilting toward an economy that benefits primarily the 1 percent. For America to work we need an economy that benefits the 100 percent. Combining an enhanced EITC and minimum wage moves us in that direction.

Economic Report of the President: 'Our Top Priority'

Brian Czech | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Brian Czech

While Obama may not be literally obsessed with economic growth, what should we say about an Economic Report of the President that mentions "growth" 371 times, "sustainable" 35 times, and "natural resources" six times? The glass is not empty, but it's nowhere close to half full either.

New Year's Fiscal Cliff Hangover

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.

Four Extraordinary Women Explain How to Balance Work and Family

Susan Moeller | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Susan Moeller

"It's not that Anne-Marie was being blocked by attitudes that are keeping her from her definition of the top, but that she's being blocked by the reality of her needing to be available to her family,"

Stiglitz: Why I Don't Support The Bowles-Simpson Deficit Plan

Politico | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

I was asked to sign the letter from a bipartisan group of former chairmen and chairwomen of the Council of Economic Advisers that stresses the importa...

Obama's Ex-Economic Advisor: Administration 'Shamefully' Ignoring Unemployed

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, the Obama administration's former top economic advisor expressed her frustration with the government for not doing enough to help unemploy...

Christina Romer On How Health Care Reform Will Save Us Money

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, I wrote a couple of posts on the report issued by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers laying out "The Economic Case for Health R...

Will Stimulus Spending Create New Jobs? We May Never Know

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ProPublica

Why can't we just add up the numbers from these reports to find an aggregate number of jobs created by stimulus spending? There are several problems with this, according to the report.

The New Republic: Free Larry Summers

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a typical day, Larry Summers, the top White House economic adviser, sits in his office overlooking the Rose Garden and receives a near-endless succ...

Team Obama: Transformation, Transparency & Trust

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

This team inspires trust due to their credentials, experience, and unity around Obama's core economic philosophy -- that America is built on a strong, vibrant, thriving middle class.

Obama Appoints Berkeley Professor Christina Romer to Chair Council of Economic Advisers

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Romer wrote, if not the book, at least the chapter for Encyclopedia Britannica on the Great Depression.