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Christian E. Weller Archives

June 2012

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

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, June 26, 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

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

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

March 2012

Smart economic policy can continue to strengthen the economic recovery and help accelerate private-sector job creation, writes Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, March 29, 2012

House Republicans Assault Social Security

The House budget plan hurts the middle class even more by expanding tax cuts for the wealthy and embracing cuts to retirement security, write David Madland and Christian E. Weller.

By David Madland and Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

February 2012

Our economy is recuperating but getting it back to full health will require policies aimed at job creation and at the most vulnerable, says Christian E. Weller.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Making the Right Investments Now Is Key to Future Productivity

Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller discuss the latest productivity numbers and explain what it means for U.S. economic competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh and Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

January 2012

Smart economic policy can continue to strengthen the economic recovery, writes Christian E. Weller.

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