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.
Fans of music, economics (and jokes about economics), and intergenerational policy discussions: I’ve got a treat for you. Today marks the release of the first episode of the On the Economy podcast, which Ben Spielberg and I will be producing a few times a month. You can access it on SoundCloud or download it via… Read more