It's Jobs Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
David Leonhardt, Washington D.C Bureau Chief for the New York Times and author of the e-book Here's the Deal (Byliner Inc. 2013), talks about how the two candidates in the NJ Senate race, Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, would approach job creation - and what it says about both parties' approach to jobs on the federal level.
A new study of the U.S. workforce says that where you are headed economically and geographically depends to a surprising degree on where you're coming from. “Where you grow up matters,” Nathaniel Hendren, a Harvard economist and one of the study’s authors, told The New York Times. “There is tremendous variation across the U.S. in the extent to which kids can rise out of poverty.” David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to discuss location and its relationship to prosperity.
The budget wars seem never ending in Washington D.C., with the sequester just one day away and no agreement between the White House and Republican leadership in sight.
David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times and author of the new e-book Here's the Deal, previews tonight's State of the Union address, and discusses his take on deficits, taxes, and growth. Plus, what the North Korean nuclear test means for Obama diplomacy.
→ Tonight: SOTU Watch and Live-Chat with Brian, plus Emily Bazelon and David Plotz of Slate's Politics Gabfest! Starts here at 9pm.
"Republicans are right about the importance of growth, but wrong about the ways to achieve it. Democrats are the opposite." -- @dleonhardt— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 12, 2013
Last week the popular prediction market Intrade announced it would shut its doors to Americans after being sued by US regulators. US regulators have accused InTrade of violating the ban on off-exchange options trading - in other words, gambling. But others argue that sites like InTrade can be better predictors than pundits or polls. The New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt makes the case for prediction markets to Bob.
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30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.
David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, goes through the stats that have been thrown around by Occupy Wall Street protesters and their critics, and what the income inequality picture really looks like.
Republican presidential hopefuls debated last night in New Hampshire, one of the early states that is important to win in the primaries along with Iowa. The two states are the first to hold presidential contests. The influence of Iowa and New Hampshire have made candidates pander to those states' needs, which can be markedly different than the needs of the majority of the United States. David Leonhardt, economics columnist for The New York Times explains.
David Leonhardt, writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, breaks down the fiscal impact of President Obama's deficit reduction plan, and how it differs from the Paul Ryan proposal.
The Senate's robust health care reform bill is in jepoardy after Massachusetts elected Republican Scott Brown to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. David Leonhardt, economics columnist for our partner The New York Times, says there are really only two scenarios left at this point — and they hinge on whether the House will decide to forgive what members percieve as mistreatment by their colleagues in the Senate, and pass the bill.