Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User Fee
The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come. Read more →
Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers
Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.
Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.
Encouraging Responsible Credit for Financially Vulnerable Consumers
Report Through stronger laws and enforcement, as well as the encouragement of better alternatives, policymakers can reduce debt traps in short-term lending.
Energy and Environment
The Concept and Potential of Adaptation Markets
Issue Brief The idea of adaptation markets is relatively new and unfamiliar, but they could be valuable tools to build resilience to the effects of climate change.
Race and Ethnicity
Millennial Voters Aren’t Conservatives in Waiting
The political allegiance of young Americans will fall to the policies and politicians that embrace their worldview, not to outdated and meaningless historic trends.
Parallel Lives, Different Outcomes
Issue Brief Some school districts are more productive than others, but district leaders might have little control over spending their funds in ways that can improve outcomes.
Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal Productivity
To ensure successful outcomes for all students, our nation must do more to improve the fair and productive use of school dollars.
America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got that Way
Report We need to address inequity in state aid to school districts in order to help fiscally disadvantaged districts reach a level playing field.
Return on Educational Investment: 2014
Report A look at school district bang for the buck.
Energy and Environment
4 Ways World Leaders Can Win at the Climate Leaders Summit
This summer and fall, world leaders have an opportunity to embrace four cost-effective strategies to drive sustainable and low-carbon economic growth and lay the groundwork for a strong global climate deal in 2015.
Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border
Based on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.
Social Security Disability Insurance
Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance has been a core pillar of our nation’s Social Security system for nearly six decades, offering critical protection when Americans need it most.
Repatriation Holiday: It’s Time To Drop It For Good
A repatriation holiday would cost the United States billions of dollars and would not increase domestic investment.
Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform
Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.