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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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Retirement Incomes are Falling for Many Americans, Despite What AEI Wants You to Think

Giving People Money Instead of Food Stamps Would Not Lead to an Honest Debate

Local Taxes Are Naturally Regressive

'Are We There Yet?' Moving Beyond the Recovery Question

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 8 – July 17

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Op-Eds & Columns

The Simple Progressive Economic Agenda for Hillary Clinton (or Anyone Else)

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 20, 2015

King v. Burwell and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, April 13, 2015

Bonanza for the Superrich: The Fund Managers’ Tax Break

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 13, 2015

Ignore the ‘Pro-Business’ Rhetoric: A Pro-Rich Government is Anti-Business

Ha-Joon Chang
The Guardian, March 3, 2015

Trade Crazy: The Push for Fast-Track Trade Authority

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 23, 2015

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“We’re like Uber, but for ____”: Innovation, regulation, and the sharing economy

The “sharing economy”: What companies like Uber and AirBnB mean for workers

Inequality in American Society – Should We Blame the Market?

Rising Inequality and Its Impact on Social Security

United Nations Conference on Trade and Global Development 2014 Public Symposium

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

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Press Releases

Black Recent Grads Hardest Hit by the Great Recession

May 20,2014

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

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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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