Stories by Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is an economist and senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He was formerly chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden and a member of President Barack Obama’s economics team.  subscribe to Jared Bernstein's feed

Posted on: Mar 16, 2013, Source: On the Economy

His failed V.P. bid may have made him a national figure, but his budget plan is hopelessly out of touch.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

McCain's economic plan contradicts his recently held fundamental views and is far out of touch with the needs of the country.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

An estimated 20 million people would lose employer coverage under McCain's plan.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

McCain's got eight houses and a level of wealth that insulates him from the real lives of 99% of Americans. That's dangerous for a president.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Going back to the 1940s, we've never completed an economic expansion where the middle-class family income failed to regain its prior peak.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: deleted

It takes two parents to earn what one did only a few generations ago. Something's gone very wrong.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2007, Source:

Why is it that our representatives can easily raise endless amounts of money for war, but can't adequately fund human needs?

Posted on: May 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In the wreckage that followed Hurricane Katrina, we saw the failure of Bush's 'You're-on-your-own' economic and social policies.