On The Economy
About This Show
Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg debunk some false solutions offered in response to real economic problems and discuss policies that can reduce inequality and boost opportunities for low- and middle-income people.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 9: Productivity Merry-Go-Round
John Fernald doesn’t know whether there is a Steph Curry or Kevin Durant of productivity analysis, but if there is one, it’s got to be him. Fernald joins Jared and Ben in this episode to discuss what productivity is and why people care about it, and to play a little game exploring ideas about why productivity is growing more slowly today than in times past.
Musical Interlude: “Oye Como Va” by Eliane Elias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mnTPUiKowc