CEPR in the News: April - June 2008

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April - June 2008  


Dallas Morning News
(TX): Would A John McCain Win Take Phil Gramm Back to Washington?

June 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Kansas City Star (MO): Pro-Con: Does It Make Sense to Allow Drilling in Offshore Areas? No.
June 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

North County Times (CA): SoCal Bloggers Fight Housing Bailout
June 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace: Nonprofit Gets Around Subprimes
June 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

NOW (PBS): Mortgage Makeover
June 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The American Prospect: Does the Housing Bubble Have to Pop?
June 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Nightly Business Report (PBS): "Just Price Solutions" Could Open the Door to Home Ownership For First Time Buyers
June 26, 2008 (Dean Baker) 

Dayton Daily News (OH): Majority of Baby Boomers Will Struggle During Retirement
June 26, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Coast (Canada): Copyright Bill Is Plain Wrong
June 26, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Argus Leader (SD): Johnson Pushing Mortgage Relief Bill
June 26, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Head of Senate Banking Panel Urges Passage of Housing Bill
June 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post: Vital Part of Housing Bill Is Brainchild of Banks
June 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

San Francisco Chronicle
: Bay Area Home Prices Continue Steep Fall
June 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Fort Worth Star Telegram: North Texas Home Prices Off 3.4 Percent in April
June 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Grand Rapids Press (MI): Home Prices Continue To Drop Nationwide
June 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Oakland Press (MI): Oakland Home Prices Decline
June 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Forbes.com (Reuters): U.S. House Prices, Consumer Confidence Dive
June 24, 2008

North County Times (CA) : Housing: Report Says Prices Keep Tumbling
June 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Housing Crash Hits Baby Boomers
June 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Senate Votes to Move Forward on Housing Bill
June 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: Home Prices Post Record 15.3% Drop
June 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Daily Mail
(NY): ‘Hardship Gap’ Wider for NYS Working Families
June 21, 2008

Asia Times Online: Bubbles, Risk, Crunch and War
June 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Times Leader
(PA): Coverage for All Americans Backed
June 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Redefining "Disability" for the Benefit of Workers
June 19, 2008 (Mobility Agenda)

Shepherd Express (WI): All You Have To Do Is Go There
June 18, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Detroit News: Bubble Bursts on the Wealth Effect
June 17, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Arizona Republic Online: Report: Single Fathers on the Rise
June 16, 2008

Fort Worth Business Press
: Primrose Success Simple as A-B-C
June 16, 2008

Workers Independent News: Economic Downturn Only Going to Get Worse for Working Class
June 16, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Middle Class a State of Mind
June 15, 2008

St. Petersburg Times
(FL): Democratic President Means Better Wages
June 14, 2008 (John Schmitt)

NationalJournal.com: Bearish on Trade
June 13, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

CNNMoney.com (AP): Economic Turmoil Puts Treasury Secretary to Test
June 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

NYTimes.com: Job Creation?
June 11, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Bloomberg: Fannie Mae's Raines Sees No Housing Bubble, Low Interest Rates
June 6, 2008 (Dean Baker)

RTT News: Worries Rise As Fed Becomes Increasingly Torn Between Fighting Inflation And Supporting Economy
June 6, 2008 (John Schmitt)

News and Observer
(NC): When Students Walk Away
June 6, 2008

New York Teacher
(NYSUT): Low-Wage Workers Gain Most from Organizing
June 5, 2008

In These Times: No Strings Attached?
June 4, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Congressional Quarterly: The Banking World Turns Upside Down (Subscription needed)
June 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Providence Journal (RI): Lower-Wage Earners Receiving Most Benefits from Unions
June 1, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Houston Chronicle: Limits on Living Large
May 30, 2008


The Nation
: Mr. Lessig Goes to Washington
May 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Daily Advertiser (LA): Housing Crisis Legislation Likely
May 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

U.S. House of Representatives, Mark Kirk (R-Ill.): Kirk and Lipinski Announce Bipartisan "Health Insurance for Life Act"
May 28, 2008

KIKO News (AZ): 35% of AZ Jobs 'Bad'
May 27, 2008

CNBC Power Lunch: Raising Margins
May 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

News and Observer (NC): Bargaining Boost
May 26, 2008

Poughkeepsie Journal: Rising Oil Prices Causing Ripple Effect
May 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Arizona Republic: Bill Would Let Defaulted Owner Rent Former Home
May 23, 2008

EINNews.com: Post-Katrina Tax Shelter Expiring When It Is Most Needed
May 22, 2008

Rabble.ca: Riots Expose Canada's Haiti Adventure as Sham
May 21, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot, Luis Sandoval)

Daily Journal of Commerce: Unions Face Threat, Even as Workers Earn More
May 20, 2008

Radio Islam (WCBE): Recession: Its Effect on You (Dean Baker joins at 43:27)
May 19, 2008

Kansas City Star
Unions Help Where It's Needed Most
May 19, 2008 (John Schmitt)

USA Today
: Taxpayers' Bill Leaps by Trillions
May 19, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Denver Daily News
: Unions = Wage Boost?
May 19, 2008

Asia Times Online: How to Rule the World After Bush
May 19, 2008

Baltimore Sun: The Man Who Told You So
May 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Detroit Free Press: Unions Boost Wages Most for Lowest-Paid Workers
May 18, 2008 (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot)

Los Angeles Times: Steep Drop in Home Prices May Help Economy
May 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Voice of America: Market Forces Impact World Food Prices
May 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Charleston Daily Mail (WV): Study: Union Pay Boosts Average W.Va. Worker's Salary
May 16, 2008

Charleston Gazette (WV): Union Workers Earn More, Studies Find
May 16, 2008 (John Schmitt)

The New Capital Show: Welfare for the Wealthy
May 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Crain's New York Business
: Report: Low-Wage Union Workers Get 16% More
May 15, 2008

Rocky Mountain News (CO): Study: Contracts Aid Lower-Wage Workers
May 15, 2008

WHSV TV (WV): Union vs. Nonunion Pay
May 15, 2008

Bangor Daily News (ME): Food Pantries for Poor, Loans for Hungry Bankers
May 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Orlando Sentinel: Sentiment Shifts in Owning vs. Renting a Home
May 12, 2008

Denver Post
: For Most, It's a Recession
May 10, 2008

Reuters: Inflation Fear Back in Play in U.S. Bond Market
May 8, 2008 (Dean Baker)
 
USA Today: Mortgage Crisis Seeps to Prime Loans
May 8, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Dallas Morning News
: Dallas-Fort Worth is a Good Place to Build Home Equity
May 8, 2008

Tampa Bay Business Journal
(FL): National Groups Make Push For Stronger Rental Housing Emphasis
May 8, 2008

CNNMoney.com: Drive Out of Poverty With a Car
May 5, 2008 (Margy Waller)

Boston Globe: Democrats Trade Jabs in Virtual Debate
May 5, 2008

District Chronicles (Howard University): How to Put a Little Play Back in Your Day
May 5, 2008

Washington Times: Vacation Doesn't Work
May 4, 2008

Sunday Morning (KPFA CA): Santa Cruz Referendum in Bolivia
May 4, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Detroit Free Press: Michigan's Issues Are Candidates' Key Issues
May 4, 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
: Job Hunt Gets Scary
May 3, 2008

New York Times
: Mortgage-Free, but Not Free From the Temptation to Borrow
May 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Orlando Sentinel (FL): Consumers Ease Up On Spending Habits
May 2, 2008 (Dean Baker)

American Banker: Baby Boomer Home Sales Re-Emerge as Wild Card (Subscription needed)
May 2, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle: The Plague of Potomac Fever
May 2, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Minnesota Daily: Economic Irresponsibility
May 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch:
Recasting a Housing Rescue
April 30, 2008
(Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: Housing Prices Post Record Declines
April 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Democracy Now!: Economists Question McCain and Clinton's Gas Taxes
April 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Times: Briefing: Doubt Cast on Colombia's Seizure
April 29, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

USA Today: Experts, Consumers Share Home Market Views
April 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Daily Bruin
(CA): GOP Taking a Page from Chávez' Playbook
April 29, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Nashua Telegraph
: Public's Right to Know Isn't Always Enough
April 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Dallas Morning News: Life At Work: Americans Gave up $60B Worth of Vacation Time Last Year, Group Says
April 23, 2008

Reuters:
Brazil to Deal With Paraguay on Power Price Demand
April 22, 2008
(Mark Weisbrot)

The Morning Show (KPFA CA): Election Results in Paraguay
April 22, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot joins the show at minute 46)

Al Jazeera: Lugo Vows Paraguy 'Consensus'
April 22, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Boston Globe
(AP): Former Bishop Fernando Lugo Scores Historic Win in Paraguay
April 21, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)   

News-Herald (OH): Mortgage Crisis Boosts Market for Rentals
April 21, 2008

FoxBusiness: Economic News Too Negative? Just Cut Funding for Data
April 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Ex-Bishop Wins Paraguay Vote as Democracy Matures
April 21, 2008
(Mark Weisbrot)

CNNMoney.com: The Trillion-Dollar Mortgage Time Bomb
April 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

East Valley Tribune (AZ): Coppersmith: To McCain, All, er, Most Earmarks Bad
April 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): Economic Conversion Would Boost the St. Louis Region
April 20, 2008

Newsday (NY): Financial Meltdowns Make Case for Regulation
April 18, 2008
(Dean Baker)

USA Today
: 10 Myths About Investing and Finances That Trip-Up People
April 18, 2008

Daily Times
(DE): Markell Offers Home Loan Plan
April 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

USA Today: Housing Bailout: Helping Hand or Handout?
April 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Star Tribune (MN): Anoka County's Drug Card Offers Simple Way to Save on Medicine
April 16, 2008

Bangor Daily News
: Real Worry Is Medicare, Not Social Security
April 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Real News:
Will Recession Kill or Renew Labor Unions?
April 15, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Daily News (NY): Unions Give Blacks a Wage Boost
April 15, 2008

USA Today: Rate of Home Foreclosures Expected to Get Worse
April 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)


MarketWatch: Helping Jobless Could Help Economy, Democrats Say
April 14, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace Radio (PRI):
Financial World's Bigwigs Come Up Short
April 14, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

News & Observer (NC) (McClatchy-Tribune): Economists' Tips on Picking Leaders
April 13, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)


New York Times
:
Letter: A Rental Option
April 13, 2008  (Dean Baker)


MarketWatch: Recession-Proof Your Insurance Needs
April 13, 2008

Agence France-Presse:
G7 Begins to Get to Grips With Crisis, Doubts Remain: Analysts
April 12, 2008
(Mark Weisbrot)

Credit Union Times: Downturn Hits Mortgage Bankers Association
April 11, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CounterSpin (FAIR): Mark Weisbrot on Colombia Trade Deal
April 11, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)


MarketWatch: Sen. Dodd Urges U.S. to Insure New Mortgages
April 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Sacramento Bee: California Assembly Panel Passes State-Run IRA Proposal
April 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace Radio (PRI): Free Trade Opponents Meet in Cuba
April 9, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Asia Times Online: The De-flattening of the World
April 9, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Minneapolis Star-Tribune.com: A Simple Way to Save on Medicines
April 8, 2008

Kojo Nnamdi (NPR):
Media and the Economy
April 8, 2008 (Dean Baker)


Sydney Morning Herald
: Home Is Where the Heartache Lies
April 7, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Arizona Republic: Renting a Home Cheaper Than Owning One
April 6, 2008

The McLaughlin Group: Issue One -- The "R" Stigma (Transcript)
April 6, 2008 (Dean Baker) (Video, at 4:14)

Weekend Edition Sunday (NPR): If It's a Recession, How Deep?
April 6, 2008 (Dean Baker)

New York Times: In the Shadow of Foreclosures
April 6, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post
: Housing Crisis Hits Its Own
April 6, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Boston Globe: Golden Years for the Clintons
April 5, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Nightly Business Report (PBS): What's In The Foreclosure Prevention Bill
April 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: What Job Woes Mean to You
April 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNBC: Helping Homebuilders
April 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MercoPress:
Diversified Markets Have Cut Brazil’s Exposure to U.S. Crisis
April 4, 2008

Philadelphia Business Journal: Advantage: Unions
April 4, 2008

Minneapolis Star-Tribune (AP): Homebuilders Get Breaks From Congress
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

ABC News: Homebuilders Win Big in Senate Bill
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNN: American Morning
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Democracy Now!: Bi-Partisan Housing Deal Slights Struggling Homeowners
(Audio and video available, 5:42-6:45)
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post
: Housing Accord Puts Builders First
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Chicago Sun-Times (AP): Help on the Home Front
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Politico: Isakson Sells Home Tax Credit
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Indianapolis Star: Obama Challenges Clinton on NAFTA
April 2, 2008 (Dean Baker)

BBC News: US Market Reform Plan Criticized
April 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Chicago Tribune: GOP, Dems Vow Aid vs. Foreclosures
April 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Miami Herald
Unions Beneficial to Blacks, Report Finds
April 1, 2008 (John Schmitt)

 

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