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This morning, Institute president Micah Weinberg participated in a segment of NPR’s Morning Edition along with reporter Stephanie O’Neill of Kaiser Health News. The segment discussed the impacts of the new Republican health care bill …

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Last week, upon request from California’s 14 GOP representatives, U.S. Transportation Secretary the Elaine Chao decided to delay the decision to award a $650 million federal grant to the state of California for the electrification …

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Last week, Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg participated in a panel at the Brookings’ Center for Health Policy addressing what worked and what didn’t work in Obamacare insurance markets. Dr. Weinberg pointed out that “you …

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Obamacare Critics — Be Careful What You Wish For

The following piece was written by Institute President Micah Weinberg in 2010, and despite its age, it still very relevant to the future of American health policy. August 9th, 2010 — Last week, opponents of …

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How free trade agreements benefit American workers

Published on January 5th, 2017 This op-ed originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle  Most of what was said about trade during the presidential campaign was wrong. Chalk it up to politics, but both candidates …

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10th Annual Economic Forecast

As the world watched the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute’s 10th Annual Economic Forecast presented by McKinsey & Company and hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for December 2016. Here are the highlights. Job growth slowed in December while year over year gains continue to outpace the state …

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10th Annual Economic Forecast

Join the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and partners McKinsey & Company and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for the 10th Annual Economic Forecast conference. Each year this conference convenes the region’s top …

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Those Voting Against Trump Must Attempt Dialogue

By Keith Carson Published on January 2nd, 2017 This op-ed originally appeared in the East Bay Times My father always taught us that while we may not always accept the opinions of others, we must …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for November 2016 and the California Department of Finance has released county population estimates for 2016. Here are the highlights. Although job …

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Closing the Bay Area’s Housing Gap

Recap   Thirty-five business leaders, government officials, and real estate developers convened in San Francisco on December 8 to tackle two questions that are vexing California families, governments, and employers: In the face of surging …

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The Cost of Living Continues to Rise for Bay Area Residents

Bay Area households have the second highest median household income in the country, nonetheless households struggle to afford their basic needs. The Bay Area has recovered from the Great Recession faster than the rest of …

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