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Living in the Short-Run: Comment on Capital In the Twenty-First Century

April 2014, Dean Baker

Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad and Rebecca Vallas

More Good Jobs

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Married … Without Means

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Reducing Inequality and Insecurity: Rethinking Labor and Employment Policy for the 21st Century

November 2012, Eileen Appelbaum

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CEPR News March 2014

Discussing 'Capital' in the Nation’s Capital – Piketty to Visit DC in April

Will Paul Ryan Go for the Full Murray By Taking on White Working-Class "Culture"?

Paul Ryan’s Poverty Report Shows Extent of His Disconnect with the Working Class and Real-World Economic Issues

CEPR News February 2014

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Op-Eds & Columns

John Kerry Doubles Down on Venezuela, Despite Being Alone

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian, March 20, 2014
La Jornada, March 30, 2014

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Capital in the 21 Century: Still Mired in the 19th (see correction)

Dean Baker
Huffington Post (The Blog), March 9, 2014

Corporate Cronyism: The Secret to Overpaid CEOs

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 17, 2014

North Carolina Proves Cutting Unemployment Insurance Pushes People Out of the Labor Force

By John Quinterno and Dean Baker
News Observer, February 13, 2014

On Generational Equity, Healthcare, and Keynesian Economics

Dean Baker
American Prospect, February 6, 2014

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Jobs in the Developed World

Thomas Piketty’s Book Release: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The Conference of Economic and Political Inequality

Improving Tax Credits for New Mothers and Reducing Marriage Penalties for Low-Income Americans

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

Equity and the Future of the American Economy

Income Support for Children with Disabilities: Moving Towards Reforms That Work

Equality Matters: Tax Credits for Working Families

The Hunger Games and Real World Economic Injustice

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Press Releases

New CEPR Project highlights cycle of excessive pay for CEOs and directors

February 13, 2014

Twenty Years after NAFTA, Mexico Has Experienced Lagging Growth, Persistent Poverty and Increased Unemployment

February 12, 2014

Married with Children, The Invisible Impoverished

November 8, 2012

The Small-Dollar Loan Problem

August 29, 2012

OECD Strikes Out in Explanation of the Causes of Inequality
July 12, 2012

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Other Resources

CEPR Economics Seminar Series
Audio and video files of ten CEPR lectures on economic issues

CEPR Work and Family Briefings
Audio files and PowerPoint presentations of five Congressional briefings on work/life issues, June - October 2006.

Life, Work and Debt for Generations X and Y
Presentation by Heather Boushey at the New America Foundation, July 27, 2006 (includes video and audio)

Inequality Matters

Inequality Matters:
The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences

with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey

The Benefits of Full Employment

The Benefits of Full Employment:
When Markets Work for People
by Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker

Social Security

Social Social: The Phony Crisis
by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot

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