Gary Burtless appears on CNBC's program "Closing Bell" to discuss raising the minimum wage, April 15, 2015.

  • Podcast

    The Facts on Inequality, Wealth, Income, and Working May Surprise You

    May 21, 2014, Gary Burtless and Fred Dews

  • Interview | The Inter-American Dialogue’s Daily Latin America Advisor

    Would Higher Minimum Wages Benefit Latin Americans?

    October 14, 2013, Guillermo Vuletin

  • In the News

    Often the major problem is that the governments aren't enforcing the labor laws and the safety standards and regulations that they've actually agreed to and the international agreements they've signed up to.

    May 2, 2013, Jane Nelson, National Public Radio
  • Interview | Bloomberg TV

    December 7, 2012, Bruce Katz

  • In the News

    People are very interested in investing in education right now, partly because it’s a tough job market. They can’t find work, and also to get the jobs they’d like to have, they need more skills.

    November 27, 2012, Karen Dynan, The Washington Post
  • In the News

    There are a lot of steps between when the raw data are collected and we end up with estimates of the unemployment rate, where either mistakes or purposeful manipulation could affect things. But the people in the Bureau of Labor Statistics are much more loyal to their professional duties than they are to the person who happens to be holding office at the time, and who may not be there in six month’s time.

    October 5, 2012, Gary Burtless, National Public Radio
  • In the News

    Presidents, governors, and mayors can have an impact on job creation during their terms in office. Almost always, however, the impact is small in relation to the effects of events and trends over which elected officials have little control, especially in their first few years on the job. A recession that is underway or begins soon after a president or governor takes office is in no way the fault of the new officeholder.

    September 4, 2012, Gary Burtless, PolitFact
  • In the News

    An important long-term issue is that men are not doing as well as women in keeping up with the demands of the global economy. It's a first-order mystery for social scientists, why women have more clearly heard the message that the economy has changed and men have such a hard time hearing it or responding.

    September 2, 2012, Michael Greenstone, New York Times
  • In the News

    The college diploma does give people some immunity [from joblessness]. It’s not 100 percent, but it does give them some immunity from the worst consequences of the terrible job market.

    August 30, 2012, Gary Burtless, National Journal
  • Interview | KNPR Nevada

    August 7, 2012, Audrey Singer

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