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Christian E. Weller Archives

October 2012

Home sold sign article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on past policy experience to strengthen the economic recovery.

By Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

September 2012

People looking for work at a job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to support a struggling economy with proactive investments.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, September 27, 2012

August 2012

woman helping man with computer article icon Issue Brief Policymakers should not let politics stand in the way of boosting economic and job growth, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, August 20, 2012

Middle-Class Economic Security Declines as Wealth Concentration Increases

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.

By Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

July 2012

Slow job growth and lingering wealth losses should be at the top of lawmakers’ minds, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, July 16, 2012

June 2012

Policymakers need to create more economic certainty for American families, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

May 2012

Policymakers should feel a sense of urgency about helping America’s middle class, writes Christian Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, May 29, 2012

10 Reasons Why Public Policies Rescued the U.S. Economy

Christian E. Weller presents the 10 ways that decisive and quick government support for the U.S. economy helped ensure a more speedy recovery.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Making Investments Today for a Competitive Economy Tomorrow

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers must refocus their sights on ensuring we make the necessary investments today in education, science, and research and development that play an essential role in driving private-sector innovation and productivity, write Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller.

By Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller | Friday, May 18, 2012

La deuda estudiantil se incrementa sin importar el estado de la economía

El costo y la magnitud de los préstamos estudiantiles actuales son temas de discusión que están en la mesa familiar en toda nuestra nación porque sin la acción del Congreso las tasas de interés de los préstamos estudiantiles subsidiados a nivel federal aumentarán el 1ro de julio.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, May 11, 2012

Student Loan Debt Seems to Rise No Matter What the Economy Does

Christian E. Weller parses the latest data to detail how different student borrowers fared between 2007-2009. It’s not an encouraging picture.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, May 3, 2012

GDP Data Show Policymakers Still Have Work To Do

Congress should focus on addressing sluggish business investment, keeping up consumer demand, and supporting our middle class who are still recovering from the hammering they took during the Great Recession, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Friday, April 27, 2012

April 2012

The economic outlook is better for families, writes Christian E. Weller, but trouble spots remain, particularly on the jobs front.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Economic Gap Widens for Blacks

Christian E. Weller and Julie Ajinkya discuss how the economic gap is widening for black Americans.

By Christian E. Weller and Julie Ajinkya | Monday, April 23, 2012

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

book_alt2 icon Report Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell explain how communities of color were hit particularly hard by the Great Recession in 2007 and how they're still struggling as the economy recovers.

By Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell | Thursday, April 12, 2012