Here’s a selected list of mentions, quotations, conferences and forums, and interviews involving my work. My work has been featured in places like The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, ThinkProgress, Gawker, Yahoo! News, The White House Blog, The Washington Post, Fast Company, The Philadelphia Tribune, NPR, and Bloomberg, among others.
AFT’s Weingarten Testifies at Puerto Rico Control Board
American Federation of Teachers, December 4, 2017
Reflections on Puerto Rico
Jubilee USA Network Council Meeting, November 9, 2017
Puerto Rico Rocked by Storm of Colonialism
Black Agenda Report, October 10, 2017
Bad Jobs And No Welfare Give Rise To A New Type Of Charity: The Diaper Bank
HuffPost, August 20, 2017
Radio interview on Puerto Rico, WORT 89.9 FM
A Public Affair, August 10, 2017
Silicon Valley Won’t Save You
Current Affairs, July 31, 2017
Unions Urge Slow-Down as Self-Driving Car Laws Pick Up Speed
Bloomberg, July 28, 2017
Un informe prevé una crisis fiscal más prolongada
El Nuevo Día, July 20, 2017
How Many Jobs Will Self-Driving Trucks Eliminate?
24/7 Wall St., May 23, 2017
2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change
Center for Global Policy Solutions, April 26–28, 2017
How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color
NPR, April 5, 2017
Capitol Hill Considers Labor Market Implications of Autonomous Vehicles
Congressional forum with Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), April 3, 2017
Study: Driverless vehicles could speed workers to the poor house
The Louisiana Weekly, April 3, 2017
When the robots come for our jobs
Commercial Carrier Journal, March 30, 2017
4 Million Driving Jobs at Risk from Autonomous Vehicles: Report
Insurance Journal, March 28, 2017
Lawmakers not ready for talks on job losses from automation
The Philadelphia Tribune, March 18, 2017
A Farewell To Truckers: Automation Will Make Driving Jobs All But Obsolete
Fast Company, March 16, 2017
Will New Transportation Technologies Affect Lower Income Households?
The Planetizen, August 8, 2016
Radio interview on inequality, the financial industry, and retirement
Sputnik News, June 29, 2016
Rep. Ellison Statement on Obama Administration Plan to Address Diaper Need
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), March 10, 2016
The cruelest thing about buying diapers
The Washington Post, March 14, 2016
The Diaper Divide
The White House Blog, March 10, 2016
These choices become even more pressing because the lowest-income quintile of families with infants pay 14 percent of their income for diapers alone — an average of $936 for diapers per child each year, while many higher income families pay less than half that amount.
Note: While I’m glad to have my work used here and to have the issues related to the costs of diapers elevated, the initiatives launched here do not address the fundamental issue with diapers: they are a costly necessity.
White House enlists Silicon Valley to solve a low-tech problem: Affordable diapers
Yahoo News, March 10, 2016
This Tool Shows How Little Millionaires Pay Into Social Security
The Huffington Post, February 24, 2016
CEPR created the calculator to remind the American public of common-sense steps that could shore up Social Security’s finances without cutting its benefits.
“The point is to highlight that a lot of people don’t pay the Social Security tax, and that is something that a lot of people don’t realize,” Cashman told The Huffington Post. “If we do lift the cap, and millionaires and billionaires pay the same share as the rest of us, that would go a long way in making Social Security improve its financial situation.”
Amid Stagnant Wage Growth and Weak Recovery, Fed Rate Hike Would be ‘Mistake’
Common Dreams, December 15, 2015
Keeping rates low, on the other hand, “will help the most marginalized and disadvantaged,” wrote Kevin Cashman, program assistant at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), on Monday.
“For example, the gains from lower unemployment will disproportionately help black workers,” he said. “History provides more reasons for keeping rates low: black workers were hit much harder than whites, Asians, or Hispanic/Latinos in both the 2001 and 2007 recessions. In addition, the incomplete recovery from the 2007 recession is on top of an incomplete recovery following the 2001 recession.”
Democrats Want To Try Giving Free Diapers To The Poor
The Huffington Post, December 4, 2015
Poor Parents Spend an Unbelievable Portion of Their Income on Diapers
Gawker, November 23, 2015
Many Poor Families Struggle To Afford Diapers. These Lawmakers Want To Help Them.
ThinkProgress, November 23, 2015
Black Unemployment Is Too High. Here’s How The Fed Can Change That.
The Huffington Post, October 29, 2015
Cashman hopes CEPR’s tool will show why it’s important to wait longer before raising interest rates by demonstrating how African Americans and other historically marginalized groups would benefit as a result.
“This exercise shows the importance of keeping interest rates low, and how the resulting reduction in unemployment would greatly benefit black workers,” he wrote. “With low inflation and the recovery still incomplete, low interest rates still make sense.”
This Morning With Ray Dunaway October 1, 2015
This Morning With Ray Dunaway, October 1, 2015
Stronger Together: How Unions Help Strengthen Families and the Nation
Democratic Staff of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, October, 2015
States with higher union density have better workplace laws. States with higher levels of union density are far more likely to have minimum wage laws that are above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, as well as paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave laws.
Evidence Keeps Piling Up: Unions Are Very, Very, Very Good for Workers
Common Dreams, September 11, 2015
Further supporting those claims, Kevin Cashman and Evan Butcher wrote Thursday for the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) about the so-called “union dividend” — the idea that organized labor’s “presence and political power are likely used to push for policies that benefit all workers.”
The economy is not as good as unemployment suggests, and more
Baltimore City Paper, July 9, 2015
Grand Central: It’s Tough on the Fed, ECB Borders
The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2015