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Christian E. Weller Archives

October 2014

Job seekers fill out applications article icon Issue Brief Congress needs to play its part in building a postrecession economy for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, October 27, 2014

September 2014

A mother sets the dinner table. article icon Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, September 26, 2014

August 2014

job fair article icon Issue Brief As we approach Labor Day, Congress needs to cut the party-line bickering and refocus its efforts on policies that help American workers.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Win-Win for an All-In Nation

grandmother book_alt2 icon Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.

By Christian E. Weller and Farah Z. Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 2014

Keep Calm and Muddle Through

broken piggy bank book_alt2 icon Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.

By Christian E. Weller and David Madland | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yes, there is a retirement crisis

Christian Weller writes about what the retirement crisis means for American families.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 2014

Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan. article icon Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 24, 2014

June 2014

Economy article icon Issue Brief Five years after the Great Recession, conservative lawmakers continue to stifle our economy and the middle class.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

May 2014

President Barack Obama meets with business leaders in the White House article icon Issue Brief Despite a broken Congress, the president can still push progressive policies to help strengthen the middle class.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

One Size Does Not Fit All

Farah Z. Ahmad and Christian E. Weller explain how the data currently collected obscure Asian American inequality.

By Farah Z. Ahmad and Christian E. Weller | Thursday, May 8, 2014

April 2014

ACA sign-up article icon Issue Brief Progressive policies similar to the Affordable Care Act can lay the foundation for stronger growth and help those most in need.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, April 21, 2014

March 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Reading Between the Data

San Francisco woman and mural book_alt2 icon Report When considering how best to address economic inequality, policymakers need to understand the complexity and diversity within the Asian American community.

By Farah Z. Ahmad and Christian E. Weller | Monday, March 3, 2014

February 2014

article icon Issue Brief In the fifth year of recovery, policymakers must create an economy that works for everyone.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Thursday, February 27, 2014

January 2014

Stan Osnowitz unemployment extension article icon Issue Brief To help the middle class and create jobs, Congress should pass a one-year extension of unemployment benefits and raise the federal minimum wage.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, January 21, 2014