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Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and previously served as an economic advisor to the Obama administration.

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The Economic Rationale for the Democrats’ Aggressive Agenda

There are good reasons to expand government programs right now.

Jared Bernstein ·


Progressives Need to Ignore the Noise and Stay Ambitious

The new Democrats realize they were sent here to signal that they get the urgency of the moment and that they aspire to rebuild the institutions necessary to meet the challenges we face

Jared Bernstein ·


Unions in the 21st Century: A Potent Weapon Against Inequality

If U.S. unions are even going to get back to 1970 rates of membership, they will have to make inroads into new areas. Part of that story has to mean organizing professional workers.

Jared Bernstein ·


How Trend-Riding Trump Is Taking Credit for the Economy He Inherited

Though it is almost always undeserved, presidents take credit for good economies and try to blame others for bad ones.

Jared Bernstein ·


New Evidence of the Minimum Wage Doing What It’s Supposed to Do: Help Low-Wage Workers

Recent wage growth has been best in states where minimums were raised

Jared Bernstein ·


A New Year’s Resolution for the Media: Do Not Let Republicans Get Away With Saying ‘Reforms’ When They Mean ‘Cuts’

There’s no reason to expect general readers to intuitively understand that when House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) says he plans to “reform” entitlements, he means to cut them.

Jared Bernstein ·


Two Top Republican Tax Writers Reveal Their Prejudice and Their Strategy

Because they have used the deficit to pay for a tax cut that blatantly favors the rich over the rest, Republicans have forfeited their ability to tell us what we can and can’t afford.

Jared Bernstein ·


If You’re Against the Tax Plan, You’re a) in the Majority, and b) Not a Congressional Republican

"Simply put, imagine a president supported by a party that actually wanted to help the people who need help. Not pretending to help them, not lying about helping them, but actually helping them."

Jared Bernstein ·

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