Issue Brief The practice of rent-seeking—leveraging campaign contributions and lobbying to influence government policy for private gain—has several negative effects on the U.S. economy.
Expiring corporate tax breaks are not a greater emergency than expired unemployment benefits.
Issue Brief Inducing multinational corporations to “repatriate” offshore profits will have little or no effect on the broader U.S. economy because, by and large, that money is already here. The problem with these accumulated corporate profits is not that they are “offshore”—it is that they are untaxed.
The new resource, developed jointly by the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, demonstrates how transportation and housing costs influence a location’s affordability.
Issue Brief The transportation and housing bill’s failure shows that the deep cuts demanded by the Ryan budget simply cannot be allocated in a responsible way.
Report While pension-fund investments alone will not fill the infrastructure funding gap entirely, pension funds have the assets to contribute a significant share of capital toward rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.
Data from the last 40 years show that when tax revenue was higher, budget deficits were smaller.
Report Leveraging additional private investment will help close our nation’s infrastructure-funding gap and enable the completion of hundreds of critical projects that will provide substantial economic returns for American taxpayers.
John Craig, Joy Moses, and Katie Wright examine how the movement can help those at the lower rungs of the 99 percent.
Joy Moses and John Craig presents the five dream killers aimed at gutting federal programs that if enacted would lock our nation’s poor in poverty.