2018 January 15 eBulletin

January 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

In the News | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

 Budd; Batt&Appelbaum; Sojourner; Ghilarducci

Get Involved ...

  • Write for LERA
  • We want your opinion!
  • Nominate a worthy colleague
  • Submit a paper for a LERA paper competition

In the News

John BuddJohn Budd’s (Minnesota) blog Whither Work has been recognized as one of the Top 75 Workplace Blogs on the web.

https://www.feedspot.com/infiniterss.php?q=site:whitherwork.blogspot.com

The Whither Work blog is at http://whitherwork.blogspot.com/

Budd was quoted in “St. Paul teachers want companies, nonprofits to pay more for schools” on Minnesota Public Radio News.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/13/stpaul-teachers-want-companies-to-pay-more-for-schools
Rose BattEileen AppelbaumRosemary Batt (Cornell) and Eileen Appelbaum  (Center for Economic Policy and Research) are quoted in a New York Times op-ed, “Trump ran for the forgotten, then he forgot them.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/opinion/trump-wall-street-tax.html
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) was quoted in “Medicaid expansion takes a bite out of medical debt” on Minnesota Public Radio News.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/10/563029459/medicaid-expansion-takes-a-bite-out-of-medical-debt
Teresa GhilarducciTeresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) is out with some new research about nascent state-sponsored efforts to provide retirement-savings vehicles for private-sector workers without access to company retirement plans.

http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/insights-blog/state-retirement-reform-lifting-up-best-practices
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More Reading, Viewing and Listening

Trump promised steelworkers jobs. They got layoffs instead. Read it in the New York Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/business/economy/trump-steel-industry-layoffs.html?_

Why white-collar criminals don’t do time in this New Yorker article on the book, The Chickenshit Club.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/31/why-corrupt-bankers-avoid-jail

What do you do if you have a baby, spotty low-wage employment and bills to pay? Listen to a Death, Sex and Money podcast interview-story “Why I Steal.”
http://www.wnyc.org/story/why-i-steal-death-sex-money/

The Freakanomics guys open the mailbag and answer listener questions on the economics of everyday — and not-so everyday — life. Listen to the podcast

http://freakonomics.com/podcast/how-most-social-good-100-dollars-other-faq/

“Trump administration to restaurants: Take the tips!” in the New York Times.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/opinion/trump-administration-restaurants-tipping.html

Podcast tip: The Wall Street Journal’s “The Future of Everything” year-end podcast featured 2017’s greatest hits, including urban farms, space law, Wall Street quants and 3-D printing.

http://www.wsj.com/podcasts/a-look-back-as-we-looked-ahead-in-2017/6860F3B0-299E-4E38-835D-378A5F22B094.html

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