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Josh Bivens

Josh Bivens

Josh Bivens is the Research and Policy Director at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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Is the US Economy in a Recession? Not Yet

The Fed's overly aggressive interest rate hikes increase risk of recession.

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Inflation Is Not an Excuse to Withhold Support for Needed Tax Reforms and Investments

Linking fiscal policy decisions about the proper level of taxes and spending in the medium and long run to today's inflation makes little sense.

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Triggering a Recession Is Not the Solution to Fight Inflation

The costs of recession are not simply limited to those workers who lose a job— they're incredibly widespread across the workforce.

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OSHA's Employee Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate Is Smart Public Policy

Maximizing vaccination rates both domestically and globally hence will pay huge economic returns. Domestically, an employer mandate is an invaluable tool for maximizing vaccination rates.

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Abolish the Debt Ceiling. Do It Now

The GOP used the debt ceiling to force spending cuts in 2011. It can’t be allowed again.

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The Biden Rescue Plan Is Neither Risky Nor a Distraction From Structural Issues

The risks of going too-big are trivial. The risks of going too-small are large—letting the unemployment shock from Covid-19 linger for years.

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No, The Federal Reserve Cannot Make Up for the Senate GOP's Inaction

There has been plenty of debate about what the Fed should do differently to ease the economic crisis. But again, it is Congress—hamstrung by Senate Republicans’ refusal to act—which has all the power to end this crisis

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Cutting UI Benefits by $400 Per Week Will Significantly Harm U.S. Families, Jobs, and Growth

3.4 million fewer jobs will be created over the next year as a result.

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