Author: Stephen Herzenberg


The U.S. Mismanaged COVID and Has More Deaths and Higher Joblessness as a Result

The U.S. and Pennsylvania have had extensive debate in recent months about whether policymakers should focus on reducing the...

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Kitchen Table Issues and the 2020 Presidential Election

There has been a lot of discussion about character issues in this election. But kitchen table issues are likely...

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The Choice Before Us: New Deal or Depression

We have been told recently that the our presidential election choice is “boom or depression.” That seems on target,...

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission Warns of “Financial Havoc From Climate Change”

As forest fires rage in California, and flooding and drought become more common in many parts of the country,...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Scroll down to read Executive Summary and see pdf of full report; click here to download.   Read press...

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Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

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Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Economy: An Update

This blog provides an update on the impact of the COVID crash on the Pennsylvania economy. The “good news”...

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The Economy Is Dropping Like a Stone—Even More Aggressive Policies Are Needed

The economy, almost literally, is dropping like a stone. This blog summarizes the most recent evidence and points to...

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COVID Collapse Likely to Cost Pennsylvania More Than 750,000 Jobs by Summer

Updated:  04/23/2020 On April 16, the U.S. Department of Labor reported “hard” numbers on the economic impact of the...

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Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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