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  • Inequality Begins at Birth

    JUNE 26, 2014

    Over the past year, the lack of universal pre-kindergarten for American four-year-olds has become a national issue. But new research is making it increasingly clear that educational disparities start much earlier.

  • Inequality Is Not the Problem

    APRIL 24, 2014

    What matters more than inequality is the degree to which the economy can produce rising wages for all.

  • Obama's Toughest Job

    JANUARY 29, 2014

    The jobs situation in the United States is not merely a concern. It is a crisis. By making jobs the centerpiece of the speech, President Obama gave one of his best, most politically adroit State of the Union addresses.

  • America's Jobless Generation

    SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

    Our current employment crisis has less to do with technology or globalization than with the administration’s failure to adopt policies to support young workers.

  • The Sequester's Hidden Danger

    MARCH 4, 2013

    The sequester is dangerous, but not for the reasons we think. The sequester will not plunder the economy in 2013. Fueled by deficit-cutting mania, its damage will be long term, if less obvious.

  • Either Way We're Going Over the Cliff

    DECEMBER 20, 2012

    The strenuous debate between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner over how to reduce the immediate impact of the fiscal cliff is obscuring a larger and more disturbing issue: whichever way the negotiations go, the result will be slow economic growth next year at best, and possibly outright recession.

  • Our Crisis of Bad Jobs

    OCTOBER 2, 2012

    With domestic policy as the theme of Wednesday’s presidential debate, the Obama campaign is facing a weakening economy. The Commerce Department just reported that GDP grew at an annual rate of only 1.3 percent in the second quarter. Job growth has been tepid, with continued high unemployment and underemployment. When one counts all those looking for full-time jobs and unable to get them, the true unemployment rate is close to 17 percent. Meanwhile, the US faces looming threats of a new European recession and a slowdown in China and other parts of the developing world.

  • The Republicans' Medicaid Cruelty

    JULY 30, 2012

    "The essential American soul," claimed D.H. Lawrence, "is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer." While the rejection by five state governments of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion may not precisely illustrate Lawrence's heated observation, it does suggest a contemporary vein of cruelty in America that is deeply disturbing.

  • The Eurozone Crisis: An End to Austerity?

    MAY 17, 2012

    The announcement Wednesday by Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, that her nation is ready to discuss economic stimulus to keep Greece in the eurozone is--if serious--a hugely important development. But the critical test will be what policies emerge from this announcement.

  • How Austerity Is Killing Europe

    JANUARY 6, 2012

    The European Union has become a vicious circle of burgeoning debt leading to radical austerity measures, which in turn further weaken economic conditions and result in calls for still more damaging cuts in government spending and higher taxes. Rarely do we get so stark an example of bad--arguably even perverse--economic thinking in action. How could the EU so misread history and treat with contempt the teachings of John Maynard Keynes, who showed that during recessions governments must expand economies through spending and tax cuts, not the opposite? By ignoring this, European policy makers will deepen, not solve, the financial crisis and millions of people will suffer needlessly.


  1. Jeff Madrick: Obama: Bitterness? Anger? Yes. And for Good Reason.

    Apr 14, 2008 ... Obama: Bitterness? Anger? Yes. And for Good Reason. - The Huffington Post.
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  3. Jeff Madrick: The Economy's Foundation Is the Problem

    The Economy's Foundation Is the Problem - The Huffington Post.
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  4. Jeff Madrick: The Stress Tests: The Administration's Real Strategy

    The stress tests give away the administration's real financial strategy. It is, in sum, as little intervention in the banking system as ...
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  5. Jeff Madrick: Misleading Comments on Wall Street Bonuses on Meet ...

    Misleading Comments on Wall Street Bonuses on Meet the Press - The Huffington Post.
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  6. Jeff Madrick: Who Is Obama Speaking To About the Economy?

    Jul 28, 2008 ... Who Is Obama Speaking To About the Economy? - The Huffington Post.
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  7. Jeff Madrick: The Inflation Answer

    After reading this article, I feel Mr. Madrick is a little disoriented. .... The Case for Big Government (The Public Square) by Jeff Madrick ...
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    Jun 3, 2008 ... Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by Jeff Madrick from 06/2008 ...
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    Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 09/2008. What Obama Should Do Now ...
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    1. Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by Jeff Madrick from 02/2008. Is War Good For The Economy? ...
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      Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 02/2009. Misleading Comments on Wall Street Bonuses ...
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      Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 11/2006. Too Little Too Late for Workers ...
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      Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 03/2008. The Fed is Not Between a Rock and a Hard ...
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    5. Jeff Madrick: What Obama Should Do Now

      Sep 10, 2008 ... None of the priorities Madrick mentions can be attacked as long as we continue expending our resources on perpetuating and expanding the ...
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    6. Jeff Madrick: Why are People Defending the Bonuses?

      Why are People Defending the Bonuses? - The Huffington Post.
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      Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 03/2007. Enough About Prosperity, Already. ...
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      Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 02/2007. The Difference November 7th Made ...
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      Jan 20, 2009 ... Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by Jeff Madrick from 01/2009 ...
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      Nov 13, 2008 ... Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by Jeff Madrick from 11/2008 ...
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      Apr 16, 2007 ... Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by Jeff Madrick from 04/2007 ...
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    3. Jeff Madrick: The End of the Age of Milton Friedman

      There is a direct line from Milton Friedman's ascendancy in the 1970s to the debacle on Wall Street today.
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      Jeff Madrick · Become a Fan Get Email Alerts from this Reporter · RSS. Blog Entries by JeffMadrick from 04/2008. What Does Recession Mean? ...
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    5. Jeff Madrick: What Does Recession Mean? It Means Economic Suffering

      What to remember about the silly debate over the nomenclature is that recession affects most of us. The median American wage in 2010 could ...
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    6. Jeff Madrick: Is Paul Volcker Right? Not This Time

      May 20, 2008 ... Is Paul Volcker Right? Not This Time - The Huffington Post.
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    7. Jeff Madrick: We Better Start Investing in Ourselves the Way We ...

      Jan 21, 2008 ... We Better Start Investing in Ourselves the Way We Used To - The Huffington Post.
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      Jan 27, 2009 ... Jeff Madrick ... Read More: George Soros, Dr. Doom, Nouriel Roubini, Economic Crisis, Jeff Madrick, Financial Crisis, Paul Krugman, ...
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    10. Jeff Madrick: Is a Depression Possible?

      Mar 18, 2008 ... I like Mr. Madrick's posts and respect his knowledge, experience, and opinions. I was attempting to make a point that relied too much on ...
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        Jan 27, 2009 ... Jeff Madrick ... Read More: George Soros, Dr. Doom, Nouriel Roubini, Economic Crisis, Jeff Madrick, Financial Crisis, Paul Krugman, ...
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      3. The Federal Reserve

        Jeff Madrick. The stress tests give away the administration's real ... Jeff Madrick. Is Bernanke succumbing to the growing pressure from Wall Street and ...
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      4. Saskia Sassen: Obama and Volcker: Economic Solutions, Good ...

        (SeeFinancial Times on the City of London; see also generally Jeff Madrick in the current New York Review of Books; and, on Larry Summers, ...
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      5. Obama Economic Plan

        Jeff Madrick. the announced policies of the Obama team are not adequate. I don't mean simply that the stimulus plan i not big enough. ...
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      6. Bank Of America : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

        Jeff Madrick, 03.24.2009. Director of policy research, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School. Gramm's deregulationist spirit is all over ...
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      7. Mccain Social Security

        Apr 18, 2008 ... Jeff Madrick | Posted 10.02.2008 | Business ... Jeff Madrick. Barack Obama has taken on the McCain privatization plan in ads in Florida. ...
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      8. Eric Schmidt : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

        Jeff Madrick, 08.05.2008. Director of policy research, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School. Obama may hear something fresh on energy ...
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      9. Low Wages

        Nov 8, 2007 ... Jeff Madrick | Posted 09.10.2008 | Politics ... Jeff Madrick. There is no contest between Senators Obama and McCain on the content and ...
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      10. Mortgage Backed Obligations

        Jeff Madrick. As of today, we hear the Obama team is talking about a plan to ... JeffMadrick. the announced policies of the Obama team are not adequate. ...
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