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Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility

article icon Issue Brief It is long past due to reform asset limits for safety net programs that work at odds with the goals of family economic security and mobility.

By Rebecca Vallas and Joe Valenti | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Corporate Profits and Taxes

bars icon Charts Corporate profits now constitute a record-breaking share of total national income, while corporate taxes contribute a declining share of total federal revenues.

By Harry Stein | Monday, September 15, 2014

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Keep Calm and Muddle Through

book_alt2 icon Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.

By Christian E. Weller and David Madland | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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300 Million Engines of Growth

book_alt2 icon Report For America to lead innovation in the 21st century, we have to make sure that our people are skilled and educated, operating in an economic environment that is conducive to their success and that allows them to compete at home and abroad.

By Jennifer Erickson and Michael Ettlinger | Thursday, June 13, 2013

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Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

article icon Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

By Rebecca Lefton | Friday, September 26, 2014

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September 2014

article icon Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, September 26, 2014

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7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap

article icon Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.

By Sarah Jane Glynn, Milia Fisher, and Emily Baxter | Thursday, September 18, 2014

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5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment

book_alt2 icon Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.

By Aneesh Chopra and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 18, 2014

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What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class

Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.

By Keith Miller and David Madland | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

bars icon Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.

By Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

article icon Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.

By Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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