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Much of the political rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential campaign focused on the winners and losers of the nation’s economic transformation over the past several decades, painting global trade and rapid technological advancements as villains …

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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for March 2017. Here are the highlights. Job growth picked up in March led by gains in the Oakland metro area and …

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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for February 2017 and revisions for 2015 and 2016. Here are the highlights. Job growth slowed in the first two months of …

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What the GOP’s Health Care Plan Means for California

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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Caltrain Electrification Delay

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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Why Obamacare worked in California

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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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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