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Adam Hersh Archives

Austerity Is Hammering State Economies

article icon Issue Brief Adam S. Hersh digs deeper into the numbers to see why slashing public spending makes a fragile economy worse and argues that a strong and sustained economic recovery hinges on government investment.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, June 21, 2012

America’s Middle Class, Inequality and Economic Strength

Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh explain how the success of the middle class affects economic productivity and recovery.

By Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Making Investments Today for a Competitive Economy Tomorrow

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers must refocus their sights on ensuring we make the necessary investments today in education, science, and research and development that play an essential role in driving private-sector innovation and productivity, write Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller.

By Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller | Friday, May 18, 2012

The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Adam S. Hersh discuss ways that the strength of the middle class and the level of societal inequality both affect economic growth and stability.

By Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Economy Fights Headwinds, Politics for Jobs Gain

The American economy is still gaining jobs in spite of the factors working against it, and maintaining public spending and investments can keep us on track, write Adam Hersh and Heather Boushey.

By Adam Hersh and Heather Boushey | Friday, April 6, 2012

New Ryan Budget Disinvests in America

Adam S. Hersh and Sarah Ayres detail how the plan released today by the House leadership would cripple our national economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Combating China’s Trade Subsidies Isn’t the Entire Answer

Adam S. Hersh examines China’s real competitive strengths due to its dynamic industrial policies and presents how the United States can up its game.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chinese State-Owned and State-Controlled Enterprises

CAP Economist Adam S. Hersh testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making the Right Investments Now Is Key to Future Productivity

Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller discuss the latest productivity numbers and explain what it means for U.S. economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Economic Recovery Is Still Threatened

Tax cuts and jobless benefits are needed to support consumers, writes Adam Hersh in Market Watch.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, January 27, 2012

Time to Invest in Future Competitiveness

Adam S. Hersh and Christian E. Weller explore recent productivity enhancing trends to discern whether our nation is heading in the right direction. Short answer: We’re not.

By Christian E. Weller and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Payroll Tax Cuts Are Better Job Creators than the Wealthy

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.

By Adam Hersh and Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Congress Needs to Act to Keep Job Growth Going

Congress should pass the rest of the American Jobs Act to help strengthen the economy and provide some relief to Americans still struggling in an uncertain job market, write Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh.

By Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Friday, December 2, 2011

China’s Currency Problem Isn’t the Only Problem

Adam S. Hersh explains why legislation to tame China’s currency manipulation misses the larger problems bedeviling U.S. economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, October 7, 2011

More Job Creation Needed

September numbers underscore urgency for immediate action on the American Jobs Act, says Adam S. Hersh.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, October 7, 2011