articles tagged "economy"

Money in the United States

Friday, 3 January 2014 | A Public Affair
Picture of Mark Armstrong

Money plays a huge role in our society, but how does money function in the United States’ economy? What can we do to improve the way money functions in our economy? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair! more »

What Can Be Done About Minimum Wage?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | A Public Affair
Dollar in hand

What do you think about the minimum wage? Can you survive and provide the basic goods and necessities if you are only making minimum wage? Should it be raised or should if stay the same? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair! more »

Don’t Buy It!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover of the book, Don't Buy It

On Tuesday October 15th, our host Carousel Bayrd talked with Anat Shenker- Osorio about her latest book, “Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy”. more »

Robert Pollin: Back to Full Employment

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | buzz
by Robert Pollin

On Tuesday, Nov 20 host Aaron Perry speaks with economist Robert Pollin, author of Back to Full Employment. Robert, who has been an economics professor for thirty years, has been part of several policy initiatives, working with the Obama administration on the green jobs part of the stimulus program.   Robert explains what the country must do in order to strive towards full employment, “[Full employment] has to be the first priority. Unfortunately now, the debate in Washington is focused around what I consider to be a second order problem, which is the fiscal deficit to government borrowing more money than it takes in tax revenues. That problem will mainly go away if we get the economy back to full [...] more »

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