Jared Bernstein

Watching this CNBC segment with Jared Bernstein and Kudlow, I can only think how screwed the conservative mind truly is.They've morphed the takers and moochers talking points into attacks on Americans with disabilities. It's very nasty and Read more...
Economist Jared Bernstein beautifully eviscerates the intellectual foundation (or lack thereof) for Paul Ryan's economic policies -- which is really not difficult, even for bloggers. The problem? The members of the media who are still too damn Read more...
This is not a post about rising gas prices, despite the title of the video. No, this post is about something else entirely. Rising gas prices just happens to be the convenient topic. I've just finished reading "The Fox Effect" by David Read more...
The reaction to January's jobs report shows how tragically our expectations have fallen, especially among some Democrats and their supporters. Their cheerleading isn't just bad policy or bad politics, although it is both of those things. It's Read more...
Rachel Maddow took the so-called "nonpartisan fact checking" web site, PolitiFact to the woodshed this Wednesday night for yet another incident where the site doesn't seem to understand what the definition of what a "fact" is. Paul Krugman has Read more...

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According to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, the lowering of the capital gains tax - a part of the 2003 G.W.Bush tax cut package - was the biggest driver of income inequality from 1996-2006. Read more...
The problem with liberals, I think, is that they're just not paranoid enough. And so, they frequently agree with ideas, policies and legislation that look good on paper, but turn into something completely different once Republican or Blue Dog Read more...
The Nation's Chris Hayes filling in for Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word talked to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Jared Bernstein and the Movement Vision Lab's Sally Kohn about where things are headed on these debt ceiling negotiations. Read more...
After Van Jones gave his speeches both at Netroots Nation 2011 and with his Rebuild the Dream movement, I was glad to see him get some air time on MSNBC to talk about the political games the Republicans are playing with their hostage taking on Read more...
Former White House adviser Jared Bernstein is, of course, an economist and thinks in terms of what makes sense, and good policy. But that's not exactly the game we're playing here, is it? A journalist just asked me what I thought of Eric Read more...