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.
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.
Issue Brief The new House Republican budget proposes steep cuts in both public and private investment.
Clearly, with their latest budget plan, House Republicans fail to understand that simply restating bad ideas doesn’t make them any better.
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.
Before Congress sacrifices needed public investments or puts programs that serve middle-class families at risk in the name of deficit reduction, it should ensure that the estate tax is actually paid by the few wealthy estates still subject to it.
If Congress fails to extend emergency unemployment benefits, the U.S. economy will create 300,000 fewer jobs next year and three in four unemployed Americans will receive no benefits.
Charts The Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan actually recommends more revenue than proposals on either side of the aisle—including the president’s budget.
During times of high unemployment, Congress has never failed to provide emergency unemployment benefits to help sustain Americans out of work.
Issue Brief Allowing extended unemployment benefits to expire not only harms those out of work and their families—it also hurts the U.S. economy.
The House should drop its insistence on continued tax cuts for high incomes and join the Senate in enacting tax relief for 98 percent of households, write Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres.
Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres detail three reasons why the “Fair Share Act” is good for our nation alongside three reasons why its critics are off base.
Adam S. Hersh and Sarah Ayres detail how the plan released today by the House leadership would cripple our national economic competitiveness.
Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden debunk a popular, but specious, conservative talking point that purports the 1 percent are already overtaxed.
Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres examine the job-creating power of the Forbes 400 compared to the middle-class engine of job creation we can fuel with payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance.