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PERI's work as featured or quoted in the media:

September 9, 2014
The Press-Democrat: "Advocates unveil 'Living Wage' proposal for Sonoma County"
Jeannette Wicks-Lim provides an assessment of the financial impact of a $15 / hour minimum wage proposal being considered in Sonoma County, CA.

July 29, 2014
The New York Times: "The Carbon Dividend"
James Boyce writes a New York Times opinion piece on new federal climate legislation introduced by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) based around the idea of “cap and dividend.”

July 29, 2014
The Nation: "Economic Reform is a Human Right"
James Heintz and Radika Balakrishnan write that a wide range of human rights obligations referred to as “economic and social rights”—the right to work, the right to health, the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to food, and the right to housing and shelter, among others—are routinely overlooked.

August 2, 2013
Bloomberg News
Jeannette Wicks-Lim explains the potential impact of increasing wages for fast-food workers.

August 1, 2013
The Daily Beast
The website asks "how much would a Big Mac need to cost to provide a $15 wage for McDonald's employees?" and turns to Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim for the answer.

July 29, 2013
Springfield Republican
Robert Pollin comments on how federal budget cuts have hit low-income people harder than others.

July 10, 2013
In These Times
Jeannette Wicks-Lim discusses the how working mothers, especially low-income mothers, can best be supported in their jobs.

July 9, 2013
Huffington Post
Two columnists point to PERI's work on the potential jobs impact of alternatives to military spending.

July 6, 2013
Huffington Post


Columnists discuss the persistence of austerity policies despite the debunking of Reinhart & Rogoff.

June 25, 2013
Charlotte Observer
In the context of the Greenhouse 100, Duke Energy’s interests in new EPA power plant carbon standards are discussed.

June 10-19, 2013
Boston Globe
Environmental Leader
Houston Culture Map
Houston Business Journal
Houston Tomorrow
Kansas City Star
The Greenhouse 100 is described, and the top emitters discussed.

June 11, 2013
Springfield Republican
Coverage of a Boston statehouse hearing on a Massachusetts minimum wage increase includes quotes from Jeannette Wicks-Lim on the impact of the increase.

April 2013
For a list of coverage of "Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff," please follow this link.

March 19, 2013
The Economist
In an article about failing infrastructure in the U.S., PERI's work on the job creation potential of infrastructure investments is referenced.

March 12, 2013
Hartford Courant
Jeannette Wicks-Lim contributes an editorial in support of raising the minimum wage in Connecticut.

February 26, 2013
Springfield Republican
Robert Pollin discusses the impact that cuts to military spending would have on the Massachusetts economy.

February 24, 2013
Robert Pollin describes at length the impact that impending budget cuts could have on the broader economy.

February 14, 2013
22News / WWLP
Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim are interviewed in a story on the potential impacts of an increase in the federal minimum wage.

February 12, 2013
Robert Pollin explains why state governments should not repeal their mandated renewable energy targets.

February 8, 2013
Bill Moyers
Robert Pollin contributes to a group of writers, activists and academics asked to write a theoretical State of the Union address.

February 4, 2013
Bloomberg BNA
The Toxic 100 rankings are discussed in this article on a declining trend in industrial releases of toxic chemicals.

February 2, 2013
Huffington Post
PERI’s work on the employment impacts of military spending is discussed in this editorial on the impacts of the potential “sequester” cuts.

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