Episode #7 of the On the Economy podcast, on the fiscal and economic impacts of immigration, is yours for the clicking. Our guests–Erica Williams and Meg Wiehe, take us through their timely, important research about the benefits of inclusive immigration policies for unauthorized immigrants. And violinist virtuoso Hilary Hahn “joins” us (I can dream, can’t… Read more
Check it out, cats and kittens, as Ben and I briefly kibbitz on current events (healthcare and taxes) before getting into a discussion of trade policy with our illustrious guest Lori Wallach, with whom I’ve worked closely on these issues, and Chad Bown, who brings a smart take from the more traditional econo-corner. Oh, and… Read more
In this episode, Ben and I talk about the increasing importance of the Labor Dept with one of our favorite advocates in this space, Judy Conti from the National Employment Law Project (an advocacy organization whose board I chair). If you’re thinking, “why do I need to learn about what the Labor Dept does?” then you’re… Read more
Ben and I give an overview of what full employment is and why it’s important, then bring in Slate’s very insightful Jordan Weissmann to discuss some of the Trump Administration’s comments about the labor market and how policymakers should think about increasing employment opportunities for people. Musical Interlude: “Driftin’’” by Herbie Hancock Jared’s Reading Recommendation:… Read more
Get the skinny from Donna, Hannah, and Stacy on how block grants are a threat you need to know about, hear some kickin’ Hank Mobley, and I tell a kinda lame joke. It’s all on episode #2 of OTEpc at iTunes or Soundcloud.