Alberto Alesina

Professor of Political Economics, Harvard University

Guest

Professor of Political Economics at Harvard University

Alberto Alesina on KCRW

White House OMB Director Peter Orszag has announced  his resignation  and insiders say it's due to frustration with the lack of aggressive action against the growing fiscal deficit.

More Federal Stimulus Spending or a Switch to Austerity?

White House OMB Director Peter Orszag has announced his resignation and insiders say it's due to frustration with the lack of aggressive action against the growing fiscal deficit.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The consensus is that  federal stimulus spending  helped to prevent recession from becoming depression and got recovery under way.

Stimulus or Austerity?: That Is the Question

The consensus is that federal stimulus spending helped to prevent recession from becoming depression and got recovery under way.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

More than half of all American adults have been vaccinated, according to the Biden administration, and life is seemingly speeding back to normal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Scientists say that all 800 miles of California beaches may disappear in the next 80 years because of sea level rise caused by climate change.

from To the Point

The U.S. Supreme Court caused a stir this week when it agreed to weigh in on a case that could pose a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade and access to abortion.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The cost of living surged 5% last month, according to the Department of Labor. That’s the highest inflation rate we’ve seen in more than a decade.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the grand jury empaneled to consider indictments for or related to former President Trump, and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

LA Councilman Mike Bonin, representing the Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and Venice, is proposing that parts of some city-owned land, including parks and beach parking lots, be turned…

from Greater LA

Some of the world’s largest corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Google, and UPS are all looking into using drones to deliver small packages.

from Greater LA

On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

from KCRW Features