Beyond Job Numbers: How to Fix America’s Soaring Poverty and Inequality Rates

Michael Shank, vice president for US operations at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the possibility of a second recession, US monthly job and unemployment numbers, America’s soaring poverty and inequality rates, the need for new tax, labor and trade policies and the need for stricter enforcement of Dodd-Frank, Volcker and consumer financial protection, and the devastating impacts of austerity measures at the state level.