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Jennifer Erickson Archives

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

By Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Closing the Science Gap

Science funding article icon Issue Brief Despite bipartisan agreement to double funding for basic research, Congress has not followed up with the appropriations necessary to meet this goal.

By Harry Stein, Jennifer Erickson, and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How Your Employer Could Be Losing You Thousands of Dollars

Jennifer Erickson and David Madland explain the effect that fees could have on your retirement savings.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Drivers of Job Creation

Jennifer Erickson, Director of Competitiveness and Economic Growth at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

By Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, June 19, 2014

What the United States Can Learn from Scotland’s Apprenticeship Expansion

Scottish flags Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.

By Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, May 22, 2014

INFOGRÁFICA: Los peligros ocultos de las cuotas de 401(k)s

Altas cuotas de 401(k)s pueden estar costándole miles de dólares y pueden estar forzándole a trabajar por años más de lo que tenía planeado

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Infographic: The Hidden Dangers of 401(k) Fees

High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings

Headlines article icon Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness

truck article icon Issue Brief The United States must develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for the United States and global middle classes.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness

TPPHow trade can work for the middle class.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

300 Million Engines of Growth

President Obama election night party, 2012 book_alt2 icon Report For America to lead innovation in the 21st century, we have to make sure that our people are skilled and educated, operating in an economic environment that is conducive to their success and that allows them to compete at home and abroad.

By Jennifer Erickson and Michael Ettlinger | Thursday, June 13, 2013

5 Reasons the World Is Catching on to the Financial Transaction Tax

Financial transaction taxLeaders in Europe and around the world have decided to implement a financial transaction tax to raise revenue and benefit the economy, and we should follow their lead.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Monday, February 25, 2013

The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research

Siri article icon Issue Brief Throughout our nation’s history, investments in research have led to groundbreaking innovations, and we must continue making those investments to stay competitive in the 21st century.

By Sean Pool and Jennifer Erickson | Monday, December 10, 2012

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform After 2 Years

article icon Issue Brief Jennifer Erickson, Tamara Fucile, and David J. Lutton present five concrete ways that our financial markets are stronger now, two years after the signing of Dodd-Frank, and five concrete things that can make them even stronger.

By Jennifer Erickson, Tamara Fucile, and David Lutton | Friday, July 20, 2012

Why We Need A Stronger Volcker Rule

play_alt icon Video Jennifer Erickson explains what the Volcker Rule is and why it needs to be strengthened to prevent banks from taking risky investments with taxpayer dollars.

By Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, June 5, 2012