Why do I feel so squeezed, financially? What happened to every man’s American Dream? Is social security really going broke; and what will that mean to me? If I hire an immigrant, am I hurting a native-born worker? Why is our health care system so expensive; and why won’t my insurance cover routine check ups?

Jared Bernstein helps confused Americans make sense of our trying economic conditions. He’s a senior economist and director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He’s the author of All Together Now and the coauthor of eight editions of the The State of Working America. His work has been published in The American Prospect, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and New York Daily News. Bernstein is also a featured weekly commentator on a variety of CNBC programs such as “Kudlow and Company” and “Morning Call”, he makes regular appearances on various NPR programs, including “Morning Edition” and “Marketplace”. Tune in today at noon for a discussion around Jared Bernstein’s latest book, Crunch: Why Am I Feeling So Squeezed (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries).

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