Archive for February 2012

Where The Jobs Are

I testified yesterday at a hearing on “Employment Trends and Analysis,”  held by  the subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My written testimony is here. A video of the proceedings is available here (my statement starts at minute 34:00). My basic argument was that the labor market is […]

Rebuilding the Middle Class

I was a panelist at a Center for American Progress (CAP) event this morning on “Rebuilding the Middle Class.” The two other panelists were Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution and Heather Boushey of CAP. CAP’s Michael Ettlinger moderated. The panel discussion followed a speech (pdf) by Senator Tom Harkin, outlining the main elements of […]