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Jacob Hacker in TIME Magazine | 'The New Liberal Order'

November 13, 2008
As Yale University political scientist Jacob Hacker has noted, Americans today experience far-more-violent swings in household income than did their parents a generation ago. LINK

Jacob Hacker in the San Francisco Chronicle | 'Health Care Improvements Have to Wait Awhile'

November 9, 2008
Under the new administration, political conditions for health reform will be far less divisive than they were in the early 1990s, when President Bill Clinton's health plan failed, said Jacob Hacker, political science professor at UC Berkeley who advised the Obama campaign on health issues.

Jacob Hacker in the Los Angeles Times | 'Health Insurers Reinvent Themselves as Money Managers'

October 22, 2008
"This is a turning point," said Jacob Hacker, a professor of political science at UC Berkeley who has written extensively on healthcare reform. "It's a fundamental shift away from the idea of broadly shared risk. It's going to lead to a complete transformation of the health insurer, which will be increasingly focused on providing management of money." LINK

Jacob Hacker in San Jose Mercury News | 'Historic Choices on Bay Area's 2008 Ballots'

October 18, 2008

"We've got a black man running for president and a white woman for vice president. We'll make history either way. That's exciting," said Dan Nelson, a network specialist from Sunnyvale. But what Nelson really wants in Washington is change: "I don't like the way things are going now."

Jacob Hacker in The Washington Independent | 'Collateral Damage'

October 13, 2008
With so much at stake, patient advocates and many health-policy experts say the up-front costs of overhauling an unsustainable health-care system are well worth it.

“It is essential to improving the economy,” said Jacob Hacker, political science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of “The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream.” LINK

Jacob Hacker in Detroit Free Press | 'Slipping Standard of Living Squeezes Middle Class'

October 12, 2008

Rising living standards are part of the American story. Over the past century, the steady growth created the middle class, defused economic unrest and helped the nation absorb millions of working-class and immigrant families into the mainstream.

Against this backdrop, Jacob Hacker, a political scientist at the University of California at Berkeley who studies the risks facing Americans, says he sees a broad decline in the economic security of most Americans.

Jacob Hacker in the Washington Post | 'Retirement Wreck'

October 12, 2008
"Right now, we're really seeing the risks come home, and people are recognizing the extent to which their retirement savings are on the line when the stock market goes down drastically," said Jacob Hacker, a political science professor at the University of California at Berkeley who chronicled the advent of 401(k) plans in "The Great Risk Shift." LINK

Jacob Hacker in McClatchy News | 'Market Woes Increase Risk for U.S. Families'

September 28, 2008
“What’s happening on Wall Street occurs alongside a very substantial slow-moving crisis for American families,” said Jacob Hacker, a political science professor at the University of California at Berkeley. “More and more financial responsibility and risk have moved from the broad shoulders of government and corporations onto the backs of American workers and their families.” LINK

To Win the Middle Class, Time to Roll Out Obamanomics 2.0

  • By
  • Jacob Hacker,
  • New America Foundation
August 27, 2008 |

Democrats gather in Denver this week with worries as well as hopes. It's not just that Barack Obama is locked in a dead heat with John McCain. It's also that he is barely winning - and in some polls actually losing - on the issue that should be his strongest - the economy.

Jacob Hacker in the New Statesman (U.K.) | 'The Plot Against Liberal America'

August 14, 2008
"Over the past 30 years, American politics has become more money-centred at exactly the same time that American society has grown more unequal," the political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson have written. The resources and organisational heft of the well-off and hyper-conservative have exploded. But the organisational resources of middle-income Americans . . . have atrophied.
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