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The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy

Paul Ryan article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows that the safety net reduces poverty and boosts mobility.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, March 31, 2014

5 Reasons Congress Must Extend Unemployment Insurance

Audience appeals for jobs bars icon Charts Congress has never cut off unemployment insurance when long-term unemployment has been this high.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, January 10, 2014

5 Reasons Expanding Apprenticeships Will Benefit Millennials

Rolls-Royce apprenticeLawmakers should expand apprenticeship opportunities to give young Americans access to well-paying, middle-class jobs that do not require a four-year degree.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, December 2, 2013

Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States

Apprentice book_alt2 icon Report By expanding apprenticeships in the United States, policymakers can create pathways to well-paying middle-class jobs for young Americans, while helping businesses meet the need for skilled workers.

By Ben Olinsky and Sarah Ayres | Monday, December 2, 2013

Why Congress Must Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits

cursor icon Interactive Failing to expand emergency unemployment benefits would cut off millions of Americans from benefits and slow economic growth.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Promoting Good Jobs for Millennials

Fast food worker strike article icon Issue Brief Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top 5 Reasons Young People Should Fight to Strengthen—Not Cut—Social Security

Millennials can’t afford to let conservatives dismantle America’s greatest progressive achievement.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Middle-Out for Millennials: Creating Jobs for Young People

article icon Issue Brief The government can implement policies to combat Millennials’ unemployment today and secure a more prosperous American future tomorrow.

By Sarah Ayres and Molly Dillon | Monday, November 4, 2013

Middle-Out for Millennials

book_alt2 icon Report Rebuilding our economy from the middle out—not from the top down—is central to creating an American economy that works for Millennials.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, October 21, 2013

America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth

Career fair article icon Issue Brief Lawmakers must acknowledge the magnitude of America’s youth-unemployment crisis or face long-term economic fallout.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The High Cost of Youth Unemployment

College job fair article icon Issue Brief The economic consequences of high youth unemployment are enduring, and failing to employ young people today will result in lost earnings, greater costs, and slower economic growth tomorrow.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, April 5, 2013

10 Models for Student-Loan Repayment

Metropolitan State Students article icon Issue Brief This brief outlines the parameters of 10 different student-loan-repayment plans, highlights the benefits of each, and suggests issues for policymakers to take into account when considering each plan.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, March 22, 2013

New Ryan Budget Cuts Investments in America’s Future

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) article icon Issue Brief The new House Republican budget proposes steep cuts in both public and private investment.

By Sarah Ayres and Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ryan Budget 101: The 10 Worst Things About the House Republican Budget

House Republican budgetClearly, with their latest budget plan, House Republicans fail to understand that simply restating bad ideas doesn’t make them any better.

By Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Infographic: ‘60s Retro Budget Plan by Republicans Unfit for Today (2013 Update)

Conseratives in Congress support a measure to limit federal spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product. The last time federal spending dipped under 18 percent was 1966, nearly half a century ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then.

By Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden | Friday, February 15, 2013