Is Social Security really going bust, and what does that mean to me? If I hire an immigrant, am I hurting a native- born worker? How much can presidents really affect economic outcomes? Why does the stock market go up when employment declines? What's a "living wage?" And if the economy's doing so well, why do I feel so squeezed? If you'd like to know the answers to these questions, premier economist Jared Bernstein is here to help. In "Crunch" he answers these as well as dozens of others he has fielded from working Americans by email, on blogs, and at events where he speaks. Chances are if there's a stumper you've always wanted to ask an economist, it's solved in this book.