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James Parrott

James Parrott appears in the following:

Pushing Back on Cuomo's "Wall Street" Budget

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Though both Cuomo and de Blasio are counting the most recent state budget as a victory, many on the left are unhappy with some of the provisions that were included--and left out. Karen Scharff, executive director of Citizen Action of New York and co-chair of the Working Families Party, and James Parrott, chief economist and deputy director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, discuss the budget.

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NYC's Looming Contracts, and Retroactive Pay

Thursday, February 06, 2014

James Parrot, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, discusses the municipal labor contract negotiations and whether teachers and other unions are all clamoring for the same pot of money.

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30 Issues: Budget Battles

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

What issues will top the next NYC mayor’s budget agenda? James Parrot, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, discuss budget issues – including union contracts – that the next mayor will face.

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30 Issues Wonk Wars: Public Employee Benefits

Thursday, September 23, 2010

James Parrot, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and author of the forthcoming book Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer, discuss today's Wonk Wars true/false statement: Public Employees Get Too Many Benefits.

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August Job Numbers

Friday, September 03, 2010

James Parrott, deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, discuss national and local job numbers for August.

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The Ravitch Plan

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Senior fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, E.J. McMahon and deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, James Parrott discuss Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's plan to borrow money to ...

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The Bailout's Effect

Thursday, March 04, 2010

New figures show that not only did the bailout help avert disaster on Wall Street, but it may have softened the recession's blow throughout the entire New York City economy. James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute examines what we know now about how bad it is and how ...

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Retail Economics

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lynn Thomasson, stock market reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses declining sales and an increasing number of layoffs in the retail industry.

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James Parrott, chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, and Leslie Price, senior editor of

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Do Higher Taxes Make People Leave?

Friday, November 14, 2008

In his budget address on Tuesday Governor Paterson said he'd rather cut services than raise taxes, because higher taxes cause population declines. It's a controversial assertion. James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York ...

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What Should Washington Do?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

James Parrott, deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Nicole Gelinas, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discuss how the government should respond to the latest fiscal crisis.

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