Lawrence Mishel on What the Economy Needs Now

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, delivers a concise and cogent look at the economic crisis, how we got here, and how to get out, barring the hackneyed platitude “tough it out, America.”

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As President of the Economic Policy Institute, Lawrence Mishel is a nationally recognized economist. He has researched, written and spoken widely on the economy and economic policy as it affects middle- and low-income families. His areas of expertise include income distribution and poverty, labor markets, industrial relations, technology and productivity, education, wages, unions and collective bargaining. Mishel is regularly called on to testify and provide economic briefings to members of Congress and appears regularly as a commentator on the economy in print and broadcast media.