CEPR in the News: April - June 2008


CEPR in the News (Archive)

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)

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

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)

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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