Jared Bernstein

  • April 26, 2017  

    President Trump’s tax reform blueprint calls for eliminating the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax, cutting all itemized deductions except for mortgage interest and charitable giving, and getting rid of taxes on the first $24,000 if a couple’s earnings. How does that affect tax revenue? William Brangham gets reaction from Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2016  

    July saw 255,000 jobs created and unemployment flat at 4.9%. How would the candidates boost the economy? Clinton seeks major infrastructure projects and a higher minimum wage, while Trump wants business tax cuts to encourage companies to invest in employees. Judy Woodruff speaks to Stephen Moore, senior economic adviser to Donald Trump, and Jared Bernstein, economic adviser to Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2015   BY  

    The minimum wage is increasing in 29 states this year. Who are minimum wage workers? And what do they look like? We boil down the facts behind the minimum wage debate.
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  • December 25, 2014   BY  

    Those gifts you opened this morning — they’re worth less to you than the gift-giver paid for them, no doubt. That’s the deadweight loss of Christmas for you. But plenty of economists are saying “bah, humbug” to economic rationality and endorsing inefficiency this year. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Thursday evening to outline his plan for job creation and reviving a stumbling economy. Judy Woodruff previews the speech with former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin and former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, Jared Bernstein. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to outline his plan for job creation. Judy Woodruff discusses the president’s address with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Center for American Progress’ Heather Boushey. Continue reading