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Worthwhile Reads – June 17th, 2015

Catching up on some worthwhile links from the past few months: What Motivates Us Two economists at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank—William Emmons and Bryan Noeth—examine the fate of the middle class: “The median income of the demographically defined middle

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Fix the Jobs Meets with Representative Jackie Walorski

On January 29th, Fix the Jobs was able to have a group of concerned constituents meet with Representative Jackie Walorski to share some ideas on how our Congress and specifically Representative Walorski can work to help Fix the Jobs and bring the recovery to all

Worthwhile Reads – February 2nd, 2015

Nouriel Roubini writes today about unconventional monetary policy for the World Economic Forum. The big take away being: “Simply put, we live in a world in which there is too much supply and too little demand. The result is persistent

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Worthwhile Reads – January 22nd, 2015

The big news today came out of Europe where the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that they would begin quantitative easing in March. Scott Sumner gives some interesting comments on the announcement leading off with the most important observation: “The

Worthwhile Reads – January 14, 2015

Paul Krugman’s “Recent History in One Chart” tells the economic history of the last twenty years: Extraordinarily good for global elites and the developing world’s middle class, and basically no income growth for America’s working class. This is a tale of too many

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2014 Midterms— No Incumbent is Safe

The 2014 election seemed to be a rebuttal to President Obama and Democratic Party’s policies with them losing the Senate and more House seats. However, when you dig into the exit polls, the message is both more clear and less

Worthwhile Reads – November 21st

Two weeks ago, The Center for Popular Democracy was able to meet with Fed Chair Janet Yellen and three other Fed governors to state their case on how the Fed can help Fix the Jobs. Part of their demands are

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Worthwhile Reads – November 13th

Boston Federal Reserve President Rosengren joins other Fed presidents in speaking out about fighting low inflation: “Japan’s experience and now Europe’s current situation both indicate that indifference to very low inflation rates can generate a significant loss of confidence in

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How You Can Help Fix the Jobs

As our purpose statement explains, the purpose of Fix the Jobs is “to educate and organize those who know that a crippling lack of good jobs is a defining challenge facing America and to rally support for job creating policies.”

Worthwhile Reads – November 3rd

With the official end of QE3, Matt O’Brien at Wonkblog makes an assessment of the QE programs and explains Why the Fed is giving up too soon on the economy: “Between higher income taxes on the rich, higher payroll taxes

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