Tag Archives: Robert Reich

Who Opposes Overtime Pay Increase?

Financial FAQs That’s a no-brainer—Republicans in Congress, of course. Who else would oppose updating the safeguards against working more than 40 hours without overtime pay, part of the New Deal that President Roosevelt called the most important part of the … Continue reading

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Equality Is Good For Everyone!

Popular Economics Weekly It looks like some states are beginning to take the equality issue seriously again. Massachusetts just raised their minimum wage to $10 per hour, California is raising it to $8.25 over 2 years, with New Jersey and … Continue reading

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Econ Robert Shiller’s Nobel Prize a Big Win

Popular Economics Weekly Although much of what Yale economist Robert Shiller writes is about the importance of financial markets, he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for studying how financial markets misbehave. He is a pioneer in the new … Continue reading

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The Jobs Are Coming

Popular Economics Weekly The August unemployment report supported both sides of the stimulus debate. Democrats said it showed more stimulus was needed, while Republicans said employers were holding back because of too much government—too many regulations and a soaring deficit … Continue reading

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