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Stable Economic Footing Should Focus Agenda on Inclusive Prosperity

Minimum wage demonstrationStrengthening the middle class is key to growth and competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weak Report Underscores Need to Extend Jobless Benefits

Sen. Charles SchumerMost Americans aren't sharing in the economy's expansion.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, January 10, 2014

Despite Job Growth, Americans Continue to Struggle to Reach the Middle Class

Job fairThe U.S. economy added 203,000 new jobs in November, but middle-class jobs remain scarce for millions of Americans.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, December 6, 2013

Most New Jobs Don’t Pay a Middle-Class Wage

Despite the addition of 204,000 new jobs, more than half pay low wages and offer little room for career advancement.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, November 8, 2013

Big News in Old Data: Sharp Public Cuts Are Undermining the Recovery

The big news in today’s GDP report is the public sector’s rapidly shrinking economic contribution, which is driving not only trend U.S. economic growth lower but also our potential for future growth.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jobs Report Shows Need for Pro-Growth Policies

Job fairWith the people’s government now back on-line, the House can redeem itself for the economic damage done by focusing on economic and budgetary winners in the already bipartisan agenda.

By Adam Hersh | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In a World Without Austerity…

Job fairWhat might the jobs numbers look like if we hadn’t fallen into an austerity trap?

By Adam Hersh | Friday, October 4, 2013

Congress Applies Brakes to Labor Market

Georgia unemploymentOur sluggish economic growth is not a result of economic forces of nature, but rather due to the forces of politics.

By Adam Hersh | Monday, August 5, 2013

New GDP Numbers Don’t Surprise: Fiscal Austerity Isn’t Helping the U.S. Economy

Today’s new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that U.S. GDP growth is muddling along at an anemic pace.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Instituting Economic Cooperation in a Noncooperative World

book_alt2 icon Report A transparent, balanced, and efficient dispute-settlement process would benefit all G-20 member nations, smoothing frictions in international economic relations.

By Adam Hersh | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fiscal Austerity Is Undermining Long-Term U.S. Economic Prospects

The policy obstructions to economic recovery have cost the U.S. economy $433 billion and 2 million jobs over the long term.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Slow, Unsteady Hiring Won't Fix Jobless Problem

Now more than ever is the time to change Washington’s spending-cuts obsession to one of creating jobs and forging a strong middle-class economy.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, May 3, 2013

Growth Too Fragile to Gamble with Austerity

U.S. economic growth rebounded to 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis this morning.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, April 26, 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 Steinberg and Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 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