Rebecca Thiess

Rebecca Thiess is federal budget policy analyst at the Economic Policy Insitute.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 3:22pm
An Economy That Works for the Middle Class Won’t Happen on Its Own
A vital goal of economic policy should be to raise the living standards of the millions of American households who have seen their wages and living standards stagnate or decline over the last few decades. Fundamental to this is an economy that produces good, well-paying jobs. The biggest obstacle to this, currently, is the jobs crisis driven by a shortfall in aggregate demand.
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