Catherine Rampell

Washington Post

Catherine Rampell appears in the following:

The Tax Bill Doesn't Compute

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell discusses why Capitol Hill is trying to push this bill through so quickly, and whether corporate tax cuts ever translate to job growth.

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Eight Months In, What Trump Has Been (Un)Doing

Friday, September 08, 2017

The President has been criticized by some for not fulfilling his agenda, but he has been busy, at least when it comes to reversing the actions of previous presidents.

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What's Next for Trump and Congress

Friday, August 04, 2017

Republicans are moving from health care and are now moving to overhaul the tax code. But they've also got to tackle several must-pass items of legislation, like funding the government.


Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sure, it's an arbitrary number, but it's become a way to assess a new President's early successes, failures and leadership style. So, like Mayor Koch used to say, "How am I doin'?"


The Trump White House's Rosy Scenario

Friday, March 17, 2017

Who's to stop the White House from predicting wildly optimistic economic growth under their policies?

The View from Poverty

Friday, March 17, 2017

The current GOP healthcare proposal and Trump administration budget both hit the poor disproportionately. Same as it ever was.

Bumpy Road Ahead for Trump and the Federal Reserve

Friday, January 06, 2017

The bank says there's "considerable uncertainty" figuring out how Trump's economic agenda will affect the economy. Is it headed for a possible collision with the new President?


Citizens #DedicateTheVote for Historic Election Day

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

On the historic election day, listeners join the conversation by sharing who they dedicated their vote to.

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What Exactly is in Clinton and Trump's Tax Plans?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Because specifics can be hard to come by during debates or on the campaign trail, a closer look at what each candidate is proposing and how it could affect you.

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What Brexit Means for the U.S.

Friday, July 01, 2016

A week after the United Kingdom broke ties with the EU, there's debate whether it will affect the U.S. economy and if it's a sign of things to come in the 2016 election.


Trump, Sanders Criticize Free Trade and Voters Agree

Friday, March 11, 2016

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are tapping into voter angst about getting the short end of the stick when it comes jobs and wages in global free trade deals.

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The Father of U.S. Finance Goes To Broadway

Friday, July 10, 2015

A free-styling, singing and dancing Alexander Hamilton sheds light and delight on the origins of our nation's financial system. And it's a lot of fun.


Should We Care About Owning a Home?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On average, real estate is a much worse investment than stocks and bonds. Yet Americans are still fixated on the idea of home ownership.

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Affordable NYC

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new study claims that New York City is a bargain -- for those making around $100,000 a year. Catherine Rampell, New York Times economics reporter, talks about how New York can be cheaper than other cities and suburbs and for whom. 

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How Paternity Leave Helps Families and the Economy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Catherine Rampell, economics reporter for our partner The New York Times, wrote a piece for this Sunday's New York Times Magazine that profiles the success of Canada in boosting its e...

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The Auto Industry and the 2012 Election

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In 2008, we broke down the election map state-by-state. In 2012, we’re breaking it down by industry. Each week, we’ll look at a different industry that changed dramatically over the last four years and  find out how that might affect the presidential election. Catherine Rampell of the New York Times talks about the automotive industry and the continuing impact of the 2009 bailout as well as the president’s announcement that the Federal Trade Commission was moving against China, alleging that the country illegally subsidizes its auto part industry—and how all of that affects voters in states from Michigan to Missouri.


Nobel Prize for Economics

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catherine Rampell, economics editor at, discusses the economics behind the Nobel Prize awarded to Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissaride.

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Your Economic Picture

Friday, September 04, 2009

The August unemployment rate is out. The new rate is 9.7 percent. That's up from 9.4 percent last month, and is a little higher than what economists predicted. Most economists are say...


Recession brings a change in gender roles

Friday, February 06, 2009

As a result of the wave of job losses, we are about to hit a milestone in gender roles in that women will soon hold more payroll jobs than men. Catherine Rampell, who writes about eco...