WHY DO I FEEL SO SQUEEZED?
(AND OTHER UNSOVLED ECONMIC MYSTERIES)
To my three children, Kate, Ellie, and Sarah.
May you gracefully meet all the challenges you face,
economic and otherwise.……
So What Is Economics, Anyway?
1 The Big Squeeze
Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?
All Is Not As It Appears: Measuring Economi……
My name is Jared and I am a practicing economist.
I made my first graph decades ago, and while it sure felt good to see the way the bars lined up, I f……
: So What Is Economics, Anyway?
So a doctor tells this unfortunate woman that she has but six months to live. “Isn’t there anything I can do?” she ple……
Why do I feel so squeezed?
As I solicited questions for this book, the one above kept coming up, in one form or another. And while I’m not happy about……
As a guy who never paid enough attention to professional sports—I love watching skilled athletes, but there are too many commercials and time-outs—to ……
Principle #1—and it’s first for a reason—emphasizes the role of power in economic outcomes, a role that gets virtually no attention in formal eco……
I’m glad the economy is more global now than ever before. I personally think it’s exciting to contemplate the implications of connectedness— the fact ……
So, you want to change the world?
Certainly there has been a strong critical strain in much of this book. Yet I’ve tried to stress the tremendous pote……
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT . . .
My last book, All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy, presented a broad vision of where economic pol……
1. Since I’m auditioning to be your economic tour guide, some disclosure is in order. I’ve been employed as an economist since the early 1990s……
It took a village to raise this book. At the heart of the book are real people’s questions about the economy. I collected many of these questions myse……
40th percentile wages, 154, 213
Afghanistan war. See war on terror.
African-American children, poverty among, 42–43
AGIs (antigovernment ideologues)……
Jared Bernstein is a senior economist and director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He is the autho……
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