• Fed guidance to become more vague under Yellen: Alice Rivlin (video)

    Alice Rivlin, former Vice Chair of the Fed, joined The Daily Ticker at The Atlantic Economy Summit to discuss the potential change in forward guidance.

  • How to fix forward rate guidance: Rivlin (video)

    Discussing the Fed's monetary policy and what investors should expect from Janet Yellen's first FOMC meeting, with Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution senior fellow.

  • Harry Holzer on President Obama's Executive Actions (video)

    Harry Holzer talked about President Obama’s executive order that directed the Labor Department to recommend rules requiring businesses to pay more overtime to workers who had been exempted in the past. He also talked about the effort to raise the minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Colleges' Job-Placement Figures Offer a Lesson in Fuzzy Math

    Today’s Journal explores the complicated efforts by schools to track graduate outcomes, something they’re increasingly expected to do as families want to know their investment in higher education will have a real payoff. But good intentions are often marred by bad data, and surveys of new graduates—the most common way schools check in—rarely yield valuable information, says Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • The politics of hopelessness

    Listlessness is bad politics. Defensiveness is poor strategy. And resignation is never inspiring.

  • A Study Seeks to Determine What Makes Prekindergarten Successful?
  • Chuck Schumer backs E.J. Dionne on immigration

    In a statement to POLITICO’s Mike Allen, Schumer said he supports an idea mentioned in E.J. Dionne’s column in The Washington Post to have a majority of members of the House force House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the Senate-passed bill.

  • John Boehner's sunshine band

    The political world stopped for a moment when Speaker John Boehner broke into the jaunty old Disney tune — “My, oh my, what a wonderful day” — after a news conference in which he threw in the towel on the debt ceiling fight.

  • Roaming the US with Mark Rom: Water, Cuba, and banking

    ‘Roaming the US with Mark Rom’ is a weekly Radio VR segment featuring Associate Professor of Public Policy, Mark Rom of Georgetown University. This week we discuss three issues with Rom: California water, US-Cuba relations, and banking.

  • Yes, Obamacare will probably downsize the workforce. Economists explain why.

    "These studies suggest there's at least some people whose primary motivation to get a job is health insurance," said Tom DeLeire, a labor economist at Georgetown University and co-author of the Wisconsin study. "That is consistent with a lot of anecdotes you hear, but none of these studies show conclusively that losing coverage is the reason people are entering the labor force."