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Sequestration Takes a Big Bite out of Economic Growth

President ObamaFiscal contraction will end up costing GDP $287 billion in 2013 if Congress allows the sequester to go through next week.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, February 22, 2013

How the United States and China Can Strengthen the G-20, and Vice Versa

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu JintaoA study group comprising U.S. and Chinese experts puts forth proposals to strengthen the G-20.

By Nina Hachigian and Adam Hersh | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fiscal Austerity Threatens the U.S. Economy

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Dave Camp, Cathy McMorris Rodgers article icon Issue Brief Continuing political brinksmanship and fiscal contraction are undermining the fragile economic recovery and obstructing the kind of public investment needed to ensure future U.S. economic growth and prosperity.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fiscal Contraction Is Shrinking the U.S. Economy

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)The latest economic growth numbers show the U.S. economy reversing course in the fourth quarter of 2012 in large part to fiscal contraction efforts at home and among trading partners.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Michigan ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill Is the Wrong Economics for the Middle Class

Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan giving a speech article icon Issue Brief So-called right-to-work legislation will make it harder for unions to do their job: improving wages and working conditions. That, in turn, will weaken the middle class, which will lower our nation’s economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh, Heather Boushey, and David Madland | Monday, December 10, 2012

Resilient Jobs Market Needs More Policy Help

Job fairResolving the fiscal showdown and the debt ceiling debate should be the first steps toward rebuilding our economy from the middle out.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, December 7, 2012

The Competition that Really Matters

book_alt2 icon Report Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary explain why U.S. economic competitiveness depends on the education of the next generation.

By Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Infographic: The Competition that Really Matters

bars icon Charts An infographic by Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary compares U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next generation workforce.

By Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Conservatives Undermining Our Economic Recovery

Adam Hersh examines the latest economic growth numbers to see why growth is slowing and who is to blame.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, July 27, 2012

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 Steinberg | Tuesday, March 20, 2012