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.
Senior Fellow Christian E. Weller testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Basic math shows that President Obama’s proposed minimum-wage increase would have very little impact on U.S. businesses.
Failure to raise the debt ceiling could have a significant effect on the U.S. housing market and seriously damage our recovery.
Issue Brief Our modest economic recovery will need continued attention, and policymakers must quickly resolve the fiscal showdown to end the uncertainty that could derail the recovery.
Christian E. Weller testifies before the Joint Revenue Hearing, House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.
Smart choices by President Obama and Congress have saved the economy from another recession and put it on the path to recovery. Policymakers can continue to help the economy by removing the obstacles to faster growth, such as helping struggling states retain teachers.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on past policy experience to strengthen the economic recovery.
Issue Brief Policymakers should not let politics stand in the way of boosting economic and job growth, writes Christian E. Weller.
Christian E. Weller illustrates how middle-class wealth and economic security declined during the Great Recession and why we need to reverse that trend for the economy to really recover.
Slow job growth and lingering wealth losses should be at the top of lawmakers’ minds, writes Christian E. Weller.