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Format: 08-28-2014
Format: 08-28-2014
INTRODUCTION While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis of the late 2000s, it is increasingly recognized that these...
July 7, 2014 | Report |
Lew Daly
* This essay is adapted from a lecture delivered on the occasion of the award of the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Bina Agarwal at the Lustrum Ceremony of the 55th Anniversary of the Institute...
October 8, 2013 | Report |
Bina Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: GOING DEEPER THAN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION A popular recent meme on liberal social networks and left-leaning blogs summarizes ideological differences as follows:  ...
October 8, 2013 | Report |
Jesse Graham
Ravi Iyer
Peter Meindl
INTRODUCTION In the three decades after the Second World War, low- and middle-income households enjoyed income gains that grew in tandem with rising GDP levels and actually outpaced the gains...
October 8, 2013 | Report |
Josh Bivens
This Explainer explores how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used in measuring our economic growth and whether alternative measures are also needed to provide a more comprehensive outlook of...
January 29, 2013 | Explainer |
For decades, GDP has enjoyed supreme status as the predominant benchmark of our economic and social progress. In reality, GDP obscures or ignores essential aspects of Americans’ economic and social...
January 26, 2012 | Report |
Stephen Posner
GDP measures economic growth, but is it an accurate measure of progress? While GDP has been steadily increasing, indicating a growing economy, other metrics of progress show a very different picture...
January 26, 2012 | Policy Brief |
The last decade is now often described as a “lost decade.” In the United States, there was no net job creation, median family income declined, and $15 trillion in household wealth was lost, the...
March 29, 2011 | Policy Brief |