Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

The strong dollar, its impact on growth, and the TPP

March 27th, 2015

When it comes to the debate over whether the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement should include rules against managing currency, the recent, sharp rise in the value of the dollar offers a little something for everyone. For TPP supporters who oppose a currency chapter—i.e., explicit actions to be taken against signatories who push down the value… Read more

Ideas to boost wage growth from the Resolution Foundation

March 26th, 2015

I’ve often touted the UK think tank, the Resolution Foundation, for their timely, accessible, and smart policy work on all the key issues–macro, micro, budgets. But their work has been particularly important in raising the issue of wage stagnation in the UK–basically, the Brits caught our wage disease–median and low-wage stagnation, growing dispersion–later than us, but… Read more

Jobs Report: First impressions

March 6th, 2015

[Seasonally adjusted, it’s an average day outside, but aside from that there’s snow everywhere and it’s messing up my morning. So in order to make it to MSNBC discussion about the jobs numbers (~10:30) this initial take will have to be shorter than usual. I’ll add to it later in the day.] In yet another… Read more