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Wolfers and Stevenson comment on jobs and inflation

May 6, 2022
Inflation has been as high as 8.5% in recent months, and despite other positive economic factors, CNN reports that President Joe Biden may be “close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy.” Ford School economics professor Justin...
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Hills opines on future of GOP, Michigan abortion law

May 1, 2022
Rusty Hills, lecturer in public policy, has been putting his years of experience as a Republican politician to analyze recent trends in Michigan politics on both sides of the aisle.  In an opinion piece for CNN, he says the influence of former...
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Raimi discusses factors in high oil prices

Apr 6, 2022 CNN
Amid the concerns that high oil prices are driving inflation and hurting Americans—with political consequences—members of Congress are calling on oil companies to work to reduce them. Ford School professor Daniel Raimi says the problems are more...
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Stevenson and Wolfers discuss latest jobs report

Apr 4, 2022
The labor market is still booming, according to the latest jobs report. Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, both professors of public policy and economics, broke down what the jobs report means for Americans. "I do think it more likely that the...
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Wolfers weighs in on inflation

Feb 16, 2022
Americans are becoming increasingly worried about inflation. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the Federal Reserve's current approach to intervening in the economy to address the issue. "The mechanism by which...
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Stevenson discusses inflation and demand

Feb 13, 2022 CNN Politics
With inflation rising as the economy bounces back from the COVID-19 recession, the automobile industry is one area that has struggled due to labor and supply shortages. "The people screaming for Biden to do something do not want the Fed to raise...
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Cooney highlights impact of expired Child Tax Credit

Feb 1, 2022 CNN
With COVID-19 still affecting the economy and people's finances, experts have seen food hardship increase across the country recently, rising faster in households without children. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of the Detroit Partnership on...
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Page discusses situation in Sudan

Jan 19, 2022 CNN One World
Sudanese civilians continue to protest the military coup, calling for democratic and free elections. Susan Page, professor of practice, weighed in on the situation. "The military and security forces have no shame. They continue to use live...
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Wolfers argues Build Back Better is not inflationary

Dec 23, 2021 CNN
When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) announced he could not support the Biden administration's Build Back Better plan, one of the reasons he cited was the inflationary effect an injection of $2 trillion could have on the economy. Ford School...
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Stevenson on Build Back Better, inflation, and unemployment

Nov 28, 2021
Betsey Stevenson countered arguments against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation as the bill passed the House and moved into the Senate. “There is just absolute historic investment in childcare that is really going to benefit so many...
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Stevenson reflects on the repercussions of COVID-19

Nov 4, 2021
Betsy Stevenson observed key economic indicators and the continuing effects of COVID-19 this week.  At Wednesday’s CNBC Workforce Executive Council Summit, she said, “People seem to be fed up and leaving work...There are a lot of different things...
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Pilkauskas evaluates ways to strengthen the Child Tax Credit

Oct 19, 2021
New Research from Natasha Pilkauskas and Poverty Solutions studied the reach of the Child Tax Credit. Pilkauskas explained to Yahoo! Money that some families might not receive the benefits that they are eligible for, specifically Spanish-speaking...
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Stevenson explains 'double-whammy' for low-income households

Jul 6, 2021 CNN Business
Lower-income students are already more likely to be behind in school than their higher-income peers, but the COVID-19 pandemic worsened that gap. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how the pandemic hit lower-income...
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Wolfers debunks labor shortage with Don Lemon

Jun 22, 2021 CNN's Don Lemon Tonight
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, sat down on CNN's Don Lemon Tonight to discuss the labor shortage that most believe the U.S. is currently experiencing. Wolfers had a different opinion. "I want to be careful about calling...
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Stevenson highlights 'returnships' for mothers

Jun 1, 2021 CNN Business
The pandemic has forced many working mothers to leave the workforce and instead care for their children at home. The issue as the world opens back up: how can those women return to the workforce. "Returnships", or programs that offer training,...
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Ali on white nationalist violence and the Capitol siege

Feb 11, 2021
As the nation watched the prosecution in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump lay out a timeline for the causes and actual insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, Ford School Towsley Policymaker-in-Residence Javed Ali has been commenting on many...
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Stevenson comments on recession's "triple punch" for women

Jan 12, 2021 CNN
Stevenson tells CNN the impact of the pandemic is a triple punch for women. "They're just disproportionately likely to hold the kinds of jobs we needed to send people home from," said Stevenson. "Women do a lot of caring jobs, in-person jobs....
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Questioning election validity makes the U.S. vulnerable, says Ali

Nov 17, 2020 CNN
"It's one thing to try to prevent foreign adversaries from engaging in disinformation and misinformation campaigns to influence the elections," Ali said. "When you have the President and his advisers pushing those messages literally from inside the...

Deardorff fact-checks President Trump on USMCA trade deal

Jun 22, 2020
A June 19 CNN story looked at recent public statements made by President Trump regarding the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement known as USMCA, among other issues. Ford School economics professor Alan Deardorff commented on Trump’s claim that “USMCA is...