Robert Pollin, professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), is the author of Back to Full Employment (MIT Press).
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It’s not only bad politics for states to use budget crises to bust unions—it’s also bad economics.
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The Obama administration's jobs proposals are on the right track, but the scope is nowhere near large enough for the crisis we face today.
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