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Financial round table participants

Jared Bernstein’s areas of expertise include federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, international comparisons and the analysis of financial and housing markets. He joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief [...]

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  Need to Know: March 29, 2013: Economic inequality and mobility

We’ve invited three highly-respected economic thinkers from different perspectives, to see if there is some common economic ground, and whether that common ground tells us anything about how we can improve our economic health.

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Medicare: Past, present and future

Medicare and what to do about it is one of the most bedevilling issues facing the nation. Both political parties and interest groups from the AARP to the AMA are trying to find a way to shore up the increasingly expensive program. There’s no denying that Medicare is a popular program.

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Cutting science budget a matter of life and death

Contributor Tamara Caspary explains how the affects of the ‘fiscal cliff’ could mean serious cuts to science budgets nationwide and curb advances in medicine and disease research.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Dr. Keynes’

Republicans have come to revile the famed economist John Maynard Keynes, revealing a rift between how Democrats and the GOP view the economic crisis.

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  Are we slaves to debt? David Graeber on the history of spending more than we have

The debate over what to do about debt is nothing new, according to anthropologist David Graeber. Alison Stewart talks with Graeber about our misconceptions about debt and why it plays such a large role in history.

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Moody’s: You know what? Just scrap the debt limit altogether

The novel proposal suggests that rating agencies would rather the government meet its obligations to creditors than grapple over how much spending to slash.

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  Paying for war: The cost of caring for America’s wounded vets

Even as the wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan the financial cost of taking care of veterans continues to mount and could reach a trillion dollars in coming decades

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Does the U.S. tax system encourage promiscuous spending?

Dan Ariely explains why the U.S. tax system may be inadvertently encouraging us to spend more money than we really have.

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