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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

How the Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail the Housing Recovery

A foreclosed homeFailure to raise the debt ceiling could have a significant effect on the U.S. housing market and seriously damage our recovery.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 2013

U.S. Capitol article icon Issue Brief The modest recovery continues, held back by the unresolved debt ceiling and spending cuts that create uncertainty, slowing job creation and economic growth.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

December 2012

Home sale article icon 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.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, December 17, 2012

Continuing Our Resilient Economic 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.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

November 2012

Employment application article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to continue paying attention to our moderate economic recovery.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, November 26, 2012

Obama's Economy Is Driving Well, Considering the Hand Brake Is On

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.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, November 5, 2012

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