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New legislative proposals would redefine the payroll tax cap, and Dean Baker proposes a change to the basic formula for calculating benefits.
Since research has found that paid leave can help employers by reducing turnover costs, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and CEPR have released an updated turnover cost calculator that allows employers to calculate costs by responding to 10 simple questions.
The Haitian Times, February 12, 2019
Truthout, February 11, 2019
Jeff Hauser and Eleanor Eagan
The Daily Beast, February 9, 2019
The Intercept, February 2, 2019
February 2019, Alan Barber and Hayley Brown
February 6, 2019, Eileen Appelbaum
February 2019, Eileen Appelbaum and Mary Gatta
January 2019, Rosemary Batt, John Kallas, and Eileen Appelbaum
The New York Times, February 16, 2019
Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2019
Salon, February 15, 2019
The Intercept, February 13, 2019
The Guardian, February 08, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Treasury Inspectors General
- A Late Valentine? Millionaires Stop Paying into Social Security on February 18th
- Are Your Workplace Policies Working? Use This Calculator to Measure Your Company’s Turnover Costs
- Time to Increase Social Security Benefits for Low and Moderate Wage Earners
Beat the Press is Dean Baker's commentary on economic reporting. Dean Baker is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
- MMT and Taxing the Rich
- CBS Relies on Seriously Flawed Economics Textbooks
- New York Times Is Badly Confused on European Data: Growth Is a Problem
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- What’s the Deal with Sanctions in Venezuela, and Why’s It So Hard for Media to Understand?
- One Year after Hurricane Maria, Employment in Puerto Rico is Down by 26,000
- Lawfare Comes to Ecuador
Relief and Reconstruction Watch is a blog that tracks multinational aid efforts in Haiti with an eye towards ensuring they are oriented towards the needs of the Haitian people.
- Haiti by the Numbers
- Petrocaribe Protests: What You Need to Know Before October 17
- Own Goal: Fuel Price Increase Generates Crisis in Haiti
Mark Weisbrot’s blog on economic and political trends in a multi-polar world.
- Venezuela Needs Honest Mediation, Not OAS Intervention
- A Prime Minister Appeals to His Colleagues in the OAS; It’s “Off-Message” for the Media
- Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron is Just the Beginning of a New Fight for France and Europe
- Venezuela and Selective Targeting
CEPR's analysis of government economic data releases (CPI, Jobs, GDP, etc.).
Graphic representations of data by CEPR researchers on important economic issues.
Compare home ownership vs. rental costs and convert federal budget numbers into per capita or percentage totals.