Jobs and the U.S. Economy

President Barack Obama attends a breakout session, "Creating Jobs Through the Rebuilding of America's Infrastructure," during the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Dec. 3, 2009 - Official White House photo by  by Pete Souza via Flickr

President Barack Obama attends a breakout session, "Creating Jobs Through the Rebuilding of America's Infrastructure," during the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Dec. 3, 2009

Official White House photo by by Pete Souza via Flickr

Jobs and the U.S. Economy

President Obama and others are pushing for tax breaks and initiatives to help small businesses, which are widely considered to be critical job generators. Diane and guests explore the struggle to address persistently high unemployment...

President Obama and others are pushing for tax breaks and initiatives to help small businesses, which are widely considered to be critical job generators. Diane and guests explore the struggle to address persistently high unemployment rates, wage inequality and fundamental shifts in the U.S. economy.

Guests

R. Glenn Hubbard

dean of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers 2001-2003.
Author of "Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity"

Dean Baker

co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)

Greg Ip

U.S. economics editor, "The Economist" and author of "The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World"

Jared Bernstein

Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.

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