Dean Baker on Jobs, Postal Banking, and the Gruber Controversy

Richard Eskow

We interviewed economist Dean Baker on the latest set of jobs numbers. The conclusion? Good news, but not nearly good enough. We still need a bold plan to reduce unemployment and underemployment, strengthen wages, and promote growth.

We also discussed the postal banking concept, and had some closing thoughts about the recent controversy over remarks made by economist Jonathan Gruber about Obamacare and the voters.

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