Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach - Protestors left some barbed wire in front of the euro sign landmark outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) before the ECB's monthly news conference in Frankfurt, September 4, 2014.

Opinion

Revamping Europe’s Tattered Social Contract

September 18, 2014, Kemal Derviş

Kemal Derviş argues that the eurozone now is facing not only a financial crisis, but a stagnation crisis and is need of a new social contract that reflects the realities of twenty-first-century demographics and global markets.

  • In the News

    We've been in a very, very slow recovery now since 2009 and what we've been seeing is a very, very slow decline in the unemployment rate... increases in employment that barely keep up with the growth of the population.

    May 3, 2013, William T. Dickens, Yahoo! News
  • In the News

    The number of unemployed continues to shrink, and job gains entirely in the private sector continue to be fast enough so that we can be whittling down the problem of both long-term unemployment and regular unemployment.

    March 9, 2013, Gary Burtless, National Public Radio
  • Interview | CTV News

    Mass Protests in Greece Against Merkel

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  • In the News

    On many levels we are continuing to slide in the wrong direction [in terms of recovery] but just at a much slower pace. Now inter-state migration is picking up, it's still below 2007 levels, on a number of measures we are not moving down as quickly as we were. It seems the worst is over.

    September 20, 2012, William H. Frey, The Guardian
  • In the News

    Earnings for middle and lower-wage workers have fallen or stagnated over time. So you can have a situation where jobs are being created ... but the types of jobs matter. If those are jobs that pay low wages, even if you're working full-time, that might not be enough to lift you above the poverty line.

    September 20, 2012, Elizabeth Kneebone, 24/7 Wall St
  • In the News

    Amid a patchy and still anemic recovery nationwide, the Mountain West’s metropolitan areas performed somewhat better than the rest of the country in the first quarter of 2012. While there is definite variation, the region continued its steady recovery in the early months of the year.

    June 27, 2012, Mark Muro, Phoenix Business Journal
  • In the News

    I don't think people have fully appreciated how deep the hole is. The Great Recession is going to be living in our collective homes for many more years to come.

    April 8, 2012, Michael Greenstone, Reuters
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    @ Brookings Podcast: Reading the Monthly Jobs Report

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    @ Brookings Podcast: Job Training for American Workers Must Change

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