Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.
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.
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
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.
Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.
June 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.
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.
Michael Madowitz explains why Californians should stop eating locally sourced foods.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
Report Rather than creating new revenue-sharing entitlements, Congress should take a comprehensive, fiscally sound approach to addressing the natural resource revenue challenges facing the nation.
Issue Brief Though the immediate effects of a U.S. default can be reasonably well predicted, the significant ripple effects cannot.
Michael Madowitz is an Economist at American Progress whose work has focused on labor markets, tax policy, household budgeting in different phases of life, and a variety of environmental economics topics. In addition to his work in support of the Economic Policy team, Michael conducts research for peer-reviewed publications in the fields of environmental economics, public […]