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New GDP Numbers Show an Economy Chugging Along but Still Lagging

car factoryThe third quarter’s GDP numbers show that the economy is returning to normal growth, but we may never make up what we lost.

By Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 31, 2014

The Good News of Accelerating Job Growth is Tempered by Lagging Wages

obamaWith the pace of job creation increasing, communities of color are finally feeling effects of the recovery, but the wages of all working Americans still remain stagnant.

By Michael Madowitz | Monday, October 6, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2014 Jobs Release

job applicant bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

By Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, October 2, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

By Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal Exports

A ship is docked in Norfolk, Virginia. article icon Fact Sheet CAP experts explain why vast amounts of federal coal mined in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana may soon be headed for Asian markets, and why policymakers should be concerned.

By Nathan Joo, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs Release

Job search bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

By Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin

Powder River Basin article icon Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.

By Nidhi Thakar and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User Fee

electric car book_alt2 icon Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.

By Kevin DeGood and Michael Madowitz | Friday, July 11, 2014

With Job Growth Accelerating and Unemployment Falling, the Labor Market is Looking More Robust

President Obama visits a tech start upJune was perhaps the best month for the labor market since the recession and caps off a stronger first half of 2014. With 9.5 million Americans looking for work, we will need more months like this to get our economy back to where it belongs.

By Michael Madowitz | Thursday, July 3, 2014

What Have We Learned About Austerity Since the Great Recession?

Austerity article icon Issue Brief Research has given us a much better understanding of why austerity has been so harmful to economic recovery in the United States and European nations.

By Michael Madowitz | Friday, May 30, 2014

It's time to stop eating local

Michael Madowitz explains why Californians should stop eating locally sourced foods.

By Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2014 Jobs Release

Job fairThere’s much more to unemployment than the unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the rest of the statistics we have on the labor market paint a much bleaker picture and show a need for action from policymakers.

By Michael Madowitz and Matt Markezich | Thursday, May 1, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics

article icon Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.

By Harry Stein and Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market

Unemployment bars icon Charts There’s much more to unemployment than the unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the rest of the statistics we have on the labor market paint a much bleaker picture and show a need for action from policymakers.

By Michael Madowitz and Matt Markezich | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class

OECDA new OECD report provides a strong and clear call to protect America’s global standing through investments in education because boosting the basic skill level of Americans will improve their employability in the global economy, thus strengthening the middle class.

By Michael Madowitz and Elizabeth Baylor | Tuesday, November 12, 2013