GENE EPSTEIN has been Barron's Economics Editor since 1993 and writes the column, "Economic Beat." A frequent speaker on the conference circuit, Epstein has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NJN Public TV, and BBC TV. He is a former senior economist at the New York Stock Exchange and has taught economics at St. John's University and the City University of New York. He holds an MA in economics from The New School and a BA from Brandeis University.
Chapter 1: Eldercare Fraud.
Chapter 2: Two Ways to Measure Employment.
Chapter 3: Bush League Economics.
Chapter 4: Long-Term Unemployment Myths.
Chapter 5: The Case of the Phantom Dropouts.
Chapter 6: Participation Rate Follies.
Chapter 7: What Does the Employment-Population Ratio Tell Us?
Chapter 8: May Average Hourly Earnings Rest in Peace.
Chapter 9: Hourly Compensation and the Unemployment Rate.
Chapter 10: Wages and Productivity.
Chapter 11: The Record Profit Boom That Never Happened.
Chapter 12: End the Monthly Madness: The Change in Payroll Employment Data.
Chapter 13: End the Monthly Madness: The Unemployment Rate.
Chapter 14: Greenspan Idolatry.
Chapter 15: Best-Selling Myths: Freakonomics.
Chapter 16:Best-Selling Myths: Nickel and Dimed.
Chapter 17: Dobbs and Jobs.