Economics

  • 04.17.18

    Report: A Path to Full Employment

    Despite reports of a healthy US labor market, millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed, or have simply given up looking for work. It is a problem that plagues our economy in good times and in bad-there are never enough jobs available for all who want to work. L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott F...

    Despite reports of a healthy US labor market, millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed, or have simply given up looking for work. It is a problem that plagues our economy in good times and in bad—there are never enough jobs available for all who want to work. L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott Fullwiler, Pavlina R. Tcherneva, and Stephanie A. Kelton examine the impact of a new “job guarantee” proposal that would seek to eliminate involuntary unemployment by directly creating jobs in the communities where they are needed.

  • 03.20.18

    The Sanders Institute Talks: A National Jobs Guarantee

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program. The full report will be released through the Levy Institute in April, 2018. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott Fullwiler, Pavlina R. Tch...

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program.The full report will be released through the Levy Institute in April, 2018. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with 

  • 02.27.18

    Why We Need Rise-Up Economics, Not Trickle Down

    How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don't lead to more investment and jobs....

    How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don’t lead to more investment and jobs. 

  • 02.09.18

    The World Bank Needs To Return To Its Mission

    NEW YORK - The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But the World Bank lacks an SDG strategy, and now it is turning to Wall Street to please its political ma...

    NEW YORK – The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But the World Bank lacks an SDG strategy, and now it is turning to Wall Street to please its political masters in Washington. The Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, should find a better way forward, and he can do so by revisiting one of his own great successes.

  • 02.08.18

    The Sanders Institute Talks: Student Loan Debt

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders sits down with Sanders Institute Founding Fellow and economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton to talk about Dr. Kelton's new report on the macroeconomic effects of student loan debt cancellation in the United States....

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders sits down with Sanders Institute Founding Fellow and economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton to talk about Dr. Kelton's new report on the macroeconomic effects of student loan debt cancellation in the United States.

  • 11.28.17

    Robert Reich and Ro Khanna In Conversation

    In this conversation, Robert Reich and Ro Khanna talk about how net neutrality relates to anti-trust regulation and its relevance to the 2018 elections, and also how expanding the earned income tax credit (EITC) will lead to bottom-up economic growth. Congressman Ro Khanna is a leader in the fight to preserve net n...

    In this conversation, Robert Reich and Ro Khanna talk about how net neutrality relates to anti-trust regulation and its relevance to the 2018 elections, and also how expanding the earned income tax credit (EITC) will lead to bottom-up economic growth. Congressman Ro Khanna is a leader in the fight to preserve net neutrality. 

  • 11.26.17

    A New Grand Coalition for Germany and Europe

    With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats....

    With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats.

  • 11.20.17

    US must transition to low-carbon energy

    Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. Without ample, safe, and low-cost energy, it is impossible to secure the benefits of modern life. For two centuries, fossil fuels - coal, oil, and natural gas - offered the key to America's and the world's growing energy needs. Now, because of global warming, we have to shift...

    Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. Without ample, safe, and low-cost energy, it is impossible to secure the benefits of modern life. For two centuries, fossil fuels — coal, oil, and natural gas — offered the key to America’s and the world’s growing energy needs. Now, because of global warming, we have to shift rapidly to a new low-carbon energy system.

  • 10.10.17

    Why The Republican Tax Plan Is More Failed Trickle-Down Economics

    Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they're using the oldest song in their playbook, claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth....

    Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they’re using the oldest song in their playbook, claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth. 

  • 08.24.17

    Trickle-Down Tax Cuts Don’t Create Jobs

    This article from the Center for American Progress describes the ideas behind "trickle down economics" and explains why this theory does not work in practice. "Recent history and an abundance of economic research show that trickle-down tax cuts don't create growth or jobs; they lead only to widening inequality bet...Read More