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Christian E. Weller Archives

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy

Hispanic worker book_alt2 icon Report Communities of color are still struggling to catch up with their white counterparts on many economic indicators.

By Christian E. Weller and Farah Ahmad | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 2013

article icon Issue Brief Congress must move past its partisan pettiness and enact policies to help the American economy.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Missing Urgency and Wrong Priorities

Instead of focusing on the urgent need for job creation, House Republican leaders are holding the nation’s economic well-being hostage.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, October 11, 2013

September 2013

article icon Issue Brief As we draw closer to a fiscal crisis, Congress must not allow the American economy to be held hostage by radicals bent on scorching the earth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Monday, September 30, 2013

August 2013

Pending home sale article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to find and enact policies that can spur faster economic growth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

July 2013

article icon Issue Brief Economic and labor-market gains continue this month, but policymakers should focus on long-term strategies to strengthen the American people and help U.S. businesses prosper.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Universal Savings Credit

book_alt2 icon Report Implementing the Universal Savings Credit will help low- and middle-income Americans struggling to rebuild the wealth they lost over the course of the Great Recession.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Friday, July 19, 2013

June 2013

Labor market article icon Issue Brief Despite gains in the housing market, economic growth and labor-market growth remain too slow to make a difference for the American middle class.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Friday, June 21, 2013

May 2013

Home for sale article icon Issue Brief It’s time to consider additional policy measures to bring down unemployment and economic suffering from their still-too-high levels.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Monday, May 13, 2013

April 2013

Job fair article icon Issue Brief The U.S. economy needs more policy attention in order to reach a self-sustaining recovery.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Monday, April 22, 2013

Making Sure Money Is Available When We Need It

Man at computer book_alt2 icon Report Comprehensively managing household financial risk exposure should be an integral part of all asset-building policies.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, March 25, 2013

March 2013

Home sale pending article icon Issue Brief Though the economy and job market have both maintained steady growth, lawmakers can do more to ensure a positive future for struggling Americans and a prosperous economy for all.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Friday, March 22, 2013

The Mixed Bag of 401(k) Loans

Senior Fellow Christian E. Weller testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

February 2013

U.S. Capitol article icon Issue Brief Policymakers can accelerate modest recovery with increased infrastructure investments and boosts to personal income.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Higher Minimum Wage Will Not Hurt U.S. Businesses

Basic math shows that President Obama’s proposed minimum-wage increase would have very little impact on U.S. businesses.

By Christian E. Weller and Nick Bunker | Friday, February 15, 2013