327Sep 22, 2012
State of Working America
Lawrence Mishel discussed the state of workers and families in America and predicted what would likely happen in the future. He discussed many topics like real wage loss for families, widening ...
312Dec 13, 2010
Larry Summers Remarks on the U.S. Economy
White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers talked about the U.S. economy. He said he expected low consumer demand to continue for several years, and he recommended greater emphasis on ...
482Apr 28, 2010
Federal Budget and the National Debt, Fiscal Policy
Panelists spoke about fiscal policy and potential ways to reduce the national debt. They also spoke about the state of teh economy, financial regulatory reforms being considered by Congress, ...
294Nov 17, 2009
U.S. Economy and Job Creation
Representatives of labor and minority organizations talked about the jobs crisis and its impact on workers and their communities. Among the topics addressed were proposals to use economic ...
206Jan 10, 2009
Challenges for the Obama Administration
The BBC World Service held a town hall discussion of the issues facing President-Elect Barack Obama after his inauguration. Topics included the current global financial crisis, events in Gaza ...
452Dec 4, 2008
Grassroots Organizations and Policy Agenda
Community leaders held a forum to express their agenda for the new administration. Senior advisers to President-Elect Obama, who had pledged to sit down with grassroots leaders during his ...
87Jun 9, 2008
Unemployment Hits 5.5%
Lawrence Mishel and Daniel Mitchell talked about the rise in unemployment to 5.5% and this week’s scheduled Congressional debate over whether to extend unemployment insurance ...
90Jan 16, 2008
Efforts to Prevent a Recession
Witnesses testified about the weakened economic condition of the country and the viability of targeted policies that would be able to reduce the effect of a recession on individuals and businesses.
53Aug 31, 2006
Wages and Salaries
Guests talked about trends in wages and earnings, the role of wages in worker compensation, effects of earnings on the U.S. economy. Recent reports showed declining wages when adjusted for ...
22Apr 22, 2006
High School Graduation Rates
Mr. Mischel talked about high school graduation rates and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. The Economic Policy Institute came out during the previous week with a report ...
8Jun 9, 2003
Tax Policy and Job Creation
THIS IS A PARTIAL AIRING
16Feb 12, 2003
Economic Recovery Plans
Secretary Chao and others testified about economic stimulus and job creation. Among the topics they addressed were the creation of personal reemployment accounts, distribution of unemployment ...
20Feb 10, 2003
Economists spoke about their opposition to the Bush administration’s tax cut proposals and offered alternate means of providing economic stimulus. Following their remarks they answered ...
12Dec 16, 2002
Mr. Mishel talked about the U.S. economy, including the causes of the current economic situation and possible solutions. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic ...
10Oct 15, 2002
Promoting Economic Growth
Representative Gephardt announced a Democratic plan to help stimulate the economy. The plan included funding to build and repair schools, aid state governments in establishing anti-terrorism ...
178Aug 26, 2002
Class Size and Education
Mr. Mishel talks about a recently released Economic Policy Institute book, The Class Size Debate, which addresses the argument
about which has the more significant effect
11Sep 3, 2000
State of Working America
Over Labor Day weekend the Economic Policy Institute released its 2000-2001 report, “The State of Working America,” which assessed income, wages and quality of life around the U.S. ...
72Sep 2, 1999
Immigration and Poverty
Participants talked about a report that linked immigration to an increase in poverty in the United States. After their comments they answered questions from the audience.
18Jan 13, 1998
Labor Costs and International Trade
Mr. Golub argued that there is little threat to workers from developing nations because the workers in those countries have such low productivity. Mr. Mishel responded that workers ...
22Aug 30, 1995
Washington Wednesday Journal
Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspaper; interviews with journalits, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and ...
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