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Christian E. Weller Archives

March 2012

Smart economic policy can continue to strengthen the economic recovery and help accelerate private-sector job creation, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, March 29, 2012

House Republicans Assault Social Security

The House budget plan hurts the middle class even more by expanding tax cuts for the wealthy and embracing cuts to retirement security, write David Madland and Christian E. Weller.

By David Madland and Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

February 2012

Our economy is recuperating but getting it back to full health will require policies aimed at job creation and at the most vulnerable, says Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Making the Right Investments Now Is Key to Future Productivity

Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller discuss the latest productivity numbers and explain what it means for U.S. economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

January 2012

Smart economic policy can continue to strengthen the economic recovery, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, January 27, 2012

Optimistic Jobs Report Masks Persistent Weaknesses

The better-than-expected performance of the labor market in December 2011 is definitely welcome, but it should not detract from the fact that much work remains to be done, writes economist Christian Weller in MarketWatch.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, January 6, 2012

Time to Invest in Future Competitiveness

Adam S. Hersh and Christian E. Weller explore recent productivity enhancing trends to discern whether our nation is heading in the right direction. Short answer: We’re not.

By Christian E. Weller and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lending a Hand to the Maxed-Out Consumer

Christian E. Weller explains how maintaining the payroll tax cut helps families dig their way out of debt and grow the economy.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 2011

Economic growth will require some additional policy support in the near term, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Working Against Economic Headwinds

Christian E. Weller testifies before the Massachusetts legislature to discuss U.S. economic recovery and its effect on the Massachusetts economy.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, December 12, 2011

November 2011

The economy isn’t growing fast enough to bring down unemployment, writes Christian E. Weller. Policymakers need to step in with targeted measures.

By Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We Need a Leader at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Christian E. Weller shows how banks fatten up on fees at the expense of everyday consumers, which Senate Republicans support by blocking the first CFPB chairman.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Should the Government Narrow the Income Gap (Part II)?

The federal government should do more to create more economic opportunities for America's middle class, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, November 28, 2011

Unburdening America’s Middle Class

book_alt2 icon Report Christian Weller outlines ways for American workers and their families to get out of high indebtedness.

By Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October 2011

Policy needs to focus on creating more and better jobs more quickly, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, October 31, 2011