Longer-term view adds context to Census poverty data

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the American peoples’ 2016 experience with poverty, median income and health insurance. Tom Hirschl, sociologist and co-author of “Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes,” says that while the numbers today reflect an incremental improvement, middle-class and working-class Americans still feel insecure about their economic future. To […]

Trump, Le Pen: same base, different politics

Mabel Berezin is professor of sociology at Cornell University and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe” and “Europe Without Borders.” Berezin says that while voters are choosing populist candidates on both sides of the Atlantic, neo-nationalists in Europe are very different than Trump. Biography: http://www.soc.cornell.edu/people/faculty/berezin/ Berezin says: “Forces […]

Don’t get your hopes up on GDP growth in third quarter

Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, is an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, he says forecasts that predict 2.5 percent GDP growth for the third quarter are overestimating the strength of the U.S. economy. Kyle will be available to comment on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis preliminary estimation of the country’s […]

Expect a slow trudge out of stagnation as Washington follows Europe’s lead

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Expect a slow trudge out of stagnation as Washington follows Europe’s lead Friday, May 3, 2013 Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy and an economics professor at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, discusses how the small drop in unemployment reported in today’s Bureau […]