Jared Bernstein

  • Shrinking Salaries For College-Educated Workers

    Shrinking Salaries For College-Educated Workers

    More bad news for college grads and parents about to plunk down thousands in tuition: Salaries for workers with bachelor's degrees began steadily declining even before the recession. An analysis by Jared Bernstein, an economist and blogger, shows that the Great Recession accelerated the decline in income --... Continue Reading

  • Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

    Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

    In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Continue Reading

  • Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

    Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

    "We can't afford the job-killing policies in Obamacare," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said and tweeted recently. Repealing President Obama's controversial health care reform on the grounds that it hurts the economy is one of Romney's signature messages. It's a popular goal, too, as poll... Continue Reading