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Media/Opinion

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Labor Markets

Columns

 

Bloomberg
"Applying for a Job Shouldn't Be So Humiliating."

"US Housing Crisis is Really About Low-Wage Jobs."

"When Children Die Working, Here's Whom to Blame."

"Nice Soft Landing, America. But What Comes Next?"

"The People's Inflation is Still a Big Problem."

"Soccer's Women Fight for Workers Everywhere"

"Passed Over for a Black Man? The Labor Market Disagrees

"Forget Inflation. The US Economy Has Bigger Problems."

"The US Labor Market's Best Just Isn't Good Enough."

"Policymakers, Check Your Presumptuousness"

"US Companies Aren't Firing Like They Used To"

"The Job Market Struggles to Solve the Recession Puzzle"

"Yet Again, American isn't Ready for a Recession"

"Mass Long-Covid Disability Threatens the Economy"

"Got a Labor Shortage? Make it Easier to Work"

"Is a Recession Coming? Beware of This Indicator"

"Amazon Aside, Workers are Struggling to Regain Power"

Wall Street Journal

"How to Explain This Weird Job Market"

 

Barron's

"Job Openings are at a Record High, Why Aren't People Going Back to Work?"

TV Appearances

Bloomberg TV

"Rate Cuts Won't Fix Housing Affordability, says Economist"

"Edwards says the US is on Borrowed Time"

"US Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Since Jan"

"Is the Fed Going to 6%?"

"US Job Growth Tops Forecast"

"Unique Moment in US Labor Participation and Supply"

"Economy Hinges on Workforce"

"By Many Metrics, Labor Market Has Not Fully Recovered"

 

Panel Events

"Where Did All The Workers Go?" Barron's Roundtable

Radio

Marketplace

"What's the Difference Between PPI and CPI?"

"Wage Gains After Changing Jobs Lower in April"

"The Cost of Income Inequality"

"Sunbelt cities top the list of booming U.S. job markets"

"Uneven state unemployment rates show different recovery arcs"

All Things Considered

"How record inflation is affecting different people"

Skimm This

"Sign of the Times: Inflation Cooling, Nuclear Fusion, SBF Arrested"

"Both Sides Now: Recession Fears, VP Harris on Abortion, Heat Waves"

"Time Machine: Roe v. Wade and Recession Fears"

Children and Moms

(including child care, child tax credit, women (not) working, and paid leave)

 

Columns

Bloomberg

"Quality Child Care for $15 a Day? We Can Do It!"

"Marry Rich. That’s the Republican Plan for Moms."

"Investing in Kids Pays, Even If Mom Is on Drugs."

"Exploiting Child Labor Won't Make American Great"

"Use The Estate Tax to Finance Early Childhood Education"

"The Market is Dictating How We Raise Our Kids"

"America is About to Fall Off a Childcare Cliff"

"Who Deserves Welfare? That's the Wrong Question."

"Child Care has Failed. The Government Can Help."

"When Will US Workers Get Paid Family Leave? Try 2035"

"America is Choosing to Keep Children in Poverty"

"Working Moms' Winter Math is Getting Tougher"

"The 'Right To Life' Will End Up Killing Women"

"Poor Single Mothers Need Money, Not Husbands"

"America's Endangered Solution to Child Poverty"

Dallas Morning News

"What MLMs and Stay-at-home Moms Reveal About the Labor Market"

"Should Mothers Work? We've Been Asking the Wrong Question"

"Women are Leaving the Labor Force in Record Numbers"

 

Ms. Magazine

"Supporting Working Parents Could Accelerate Recovery"

United Press International

"Working Moms at Risk of Being Left Behind in Economic Recovery"

Panel Events

"14th Annual Sandra J Skolnik Lecture on Early Childhood Education & Advocacy" 

Keynote Speaker, Maryland Family Network

"Over the Funding Cliff: America's Child Care Industry in the Absence of Federal Relief Dollars" 

The Hunt Institute.

"Aging Americans and a Waning Workforce:  Demographic Drivers of our Deficit "

Witness, United States Joint Economic Committee. 

"Child Care Since the Pandemic: Macroeconomic Impacts of Public Policy Measures"

Witness, United States Senate, Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

"Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Understanding and Empowering Women's Economic Participation" Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar

"Fixing What's Broken: The Pandemic Economy"

GBH Forum

"An Unequal Burden: Women, Work, Care, and Covid-19"

POLITICO Women Rule

 

Podcast Guest

"Let's fix child care together!" The Weeds

"We are Thinking About Poverty in America All Wrong" Great Ideas

"Women Leaving the Labor Force During the Pandemic" Poverty and Policy

 

Podcast and Radio Appearances

All Things Considered

"Why The Pandemic Is Forcing So Many Women To Leave Their Jobs"

TikTok Playlist

Child Care

Written

Opinion Essays
 

Bloomberg, 2024

"Quality Child Care for $15 a Day? We Can Do It!"

"The US Housing Crisis is Really About Low-Wage Jobs."

"Applying for a Job Shouldn't Be Humiliating."

"America's Tax Cut Era Must Come to an End."

"When Children Die Working, Here's Whom to Blame."

"After Exposing Realtor, Eliminate the Mortgage Interest Deduction."

"Marry Rich. That’s the Republican Plan for Moms."

"America Blew Almost $2 Trillion. Make It Stop."

"Investing in Kids Pays, Even If Mom Is on Drugs."

"Americans' Working Years Deserve a Better Ending."

"Baby Boomers Should Get Behind Paid Leave."

"Nice Soft Landing, America. But What Comes Next?"

"The People's Inflation is Still a Big Problem."

Bloomberg, 2023

"Here's Why Americans Aren't Loving the Economy"

"To Stop the Fiscal Apocalypse, Bet on the Young"

"Exploiting Child Labor Won't Make American Great"

"Use The Estate Tax to Finance Early Childhood Education"

"The Market is Dictating How We Raise Our Kids"

"America is About to Fall Off a Childcare Cliff"

"Soccer's Women Fight for Workers Everywhere"

"Passed Over for a Black Man? The Labor Market Disagrees

"Student Debt, America's Avoidable Disaster."

"Forget Inflation. The US Economy Has Bigger Problems."

"Who Deserves Welfare? That's the Wrong Question."

"Unemployment Insurance Is Stuck in 1935."

"The US Labor Market's Best Just Isn't Good Enough."

"Child Care has Failed. The Government Can Help."

"Policymakers, Check Your Presumptuousness"

"US Companies Aren't Firing Like They Used To"

"When Will US Workers Get Paid Family Leave? Try 2035"

"The Job Market Struggles to Solve the Recession Puzzle"

Bloomberg, 2022

"America is Choosing to Keep Children in Poverty"

"Yet Again, American isn't Ready for a Recession"

"Mass Long-Covid Disability Threatens the Economy"

"Working Moms' Winter Math is Getting Tougher"

"Got a Labor Shortage? Make it Easier to Work"

"The 'Right To Life' Will End Up Killing Women"

"Is a Recession Coming? Beware of This Indicator"

"Amazon Aside, Workers are Struggling to Regain Power"

"Poor Single Mothers Need Money, Not Husbands"

"America's Endangered Solution to Child Poverty"

Wall Street Journal

"How to Explain This Weird Job Market"

 

Barron's

"Job Openings are at a Record High, Why Aren't People Going Back to Work?"

New York Times

"America Can Find a Smarter Way to Help Workers Who Have Lost Their Jobs"

Washington Post

"The Pandemic is Completely Changing the Way We Treat Unemployment"

 

LA Times

"There are Racial Disparities in American Unemployment Benefits. That's By Design"

"Millions Need Unemployment Benefits. Unfortunately, the Delivery System is Broken"

Dallas Morning News

"What MLMs and Stay-at-home Moms Reveal About the Labor Market"

"Should Mothers Work? We've Been Asking the Wrong Question"

"Women are Leaving the Labor Force in Record Numbers"

 

Ms. Magazine

"Supporting Working Parents Could Accelerate Recovery"

Promarket

"A $2.5 Trillion Question: What if Incomes Grew Like GDP Did?"

United Press International

"Working Moms at Risk of Being Left Behind in Economic Recovery"

RAND Blog

"Recovered by Not Whole: US Jobs Rebounded, But Not For Everyone"

"How the Coronavirus Changed the Child Care Debate"

"Covid-19 Gave Managers a Look at Our Home Lives. Will They Now Penalize Women?"

"A Bell That Can't Be Unrung: The CARES Act and Unemployment Insurance"

"Unemployment Insurance and the Failure to Reform"

"Without Unemployment Benefits, How Might Americans Make Ends Meet?"

"Will States Take the Wrong Lesson About Unemployment Insurance's Failings?"

"Sitting it Out? Or Pushed Out? Women are Leaving the Labor Force in Record Numbers"

"For Leisure and Hospitality Workers, Weak Recovery Still Looks Like Recession"

"What Unemployment Statistics Obscure About Temporary Layoffs"

"Is the US Stuck with a Fixed Add On for Unemployment Insurance"

"The Racial Disparity in Unemployment Benefits"

"Is the Unemployment Rate Now Higher Than it was in the Great Depression?"
 

TV Appearances

"US Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Since Jan" Bloomberg

"Is the Fed Going to 6%?" Bloomberg

"US Job Growth Tops Forecast" Bloomberg

"Unique Moment in US Labor Participation and Supply" Bloomberg

"Economy Hinges on Workforce" Bloomberg

"Why Low-Income Families Are Struggling to Afford Diapers" PBS NewsHour

"By Many Metrics, Labor Market Has Not Fully Recovered" Bloomberg

 

Recorded Panel Events

"14th Annual Sandra J Skolnik Lecture on Early Childhood Education & Advocacy"  Keynote Speaker, Maryland Family Network

"Future of Wealth Discussion Series: Reimagining How Retirement Savings Can Build Wealth for Everybody"  Panelist, The Aspen Institute.

"Ever Wanted to Ask an Economist About Retirement?"  Sole Panelist, The National Institute on Retirement Security.

"Hearing on Expanding on the Success of the 2017 Tax Relief to Help Hardworking Americans"  Witness, United States House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee.

"Over the Funding Cliff: America's Child Care Industry in the Absence of Federal Relief Dollars"  Panelist, The Hunt Institute.

"Aging Americans and a Waning Workforce:  Demographic Drivers of our Deficit " Witness, United States Joint Economic Committee. 

"Child Care Since the Pandemic: Macroeconomic Impacts of Public Policy Measures" Witness, United States Senate, Subcommittee on Economic Policy. 

"Where Did All The Workers Go?" Panelist, Barron's Roundtable

"Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Understanding and Empowering Women's Economic Participation" Panelist, Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar

"Ask us Anything: The Cost of Inequality in our Labor Market" Panelist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Fixing What's Broken: The Pandemic Economy" Panelist, GBH Forum

"An Unequal Burden: Women, Work, Care, and Covid-19" Panelist, POLITICO Women Rule

Video
Spoken

Podcast Guest
 

"Let's Child Care Together" The Weeds

"Let's Fix Retirement Together" The Weeds

"We are Thinking About Poverty in America All Wrong" Great Ideas

"Income Inequality, Side Hustles, and Social Insurance" Forecast Direct

"Women Leaving the Labor Force During the Pandemic" Poverty and Policy

"Proof Positive of the Winner Take All Economy" Who What Why

Podcast and Radio Appearances
 

Bloomberg Opinion

"Human Rights in El Salvador and Race in Hiring"

"Airline Mergers and Health Worker Concerns"

"Alibaba's Shakeup and Rethinking College"

"The Cure to Bank Runs and the AM Radio Quagmire"

Marketplace

"What's the Difference Between PPI and CPI?"

"Wage Gains After Changing Jobs Lower in April"

"The Cost of Income Inequality"

"Sunbelt cities top the list of booming U.S. job markets"

"Pandemic-era retirements have left a gap in the labor force"

"Uneven state unemployment rates show different recovery arcs"

"Why hasn’t Congress fixed unemployment insurance?"

"Unemployment insurance is broken. What would it take to fix it?"

"Continuing unemployment claims, explained"

"Laid-off workers are leaving unemployment benefits on the table"

All Things Considered

"Why The Pandemic Is Forcing So Many Women To Leave Their Jobs"

"How record inflation is affecting different people"

Skimm This

"Sign of the Times: Inflation Cooling, Nuclear Fusion, SBF Arrested"

"Both Sides Now: Recession Fears, VP Harris on Abortion, Heat Waves"

"Time Machine: Roe v. Wade and Recession Fears"

"‘Female-Led Recession’: How Economists Think Unemployment Will Impact Women and Minorities"

"The She-Cession: Policy Crisis Meets Reality"

"New Year, New You, New Impeachment"


 

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