Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin
Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.
Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.
The Underuse of Apprenticeships in America
Charts The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships, a proven workforce training tool that would help American businesses, workers, and the U.S. economy as a whole.
The New Budget Outlook Shows that Austerity Makes No Sense
Charts Unnecessary short-term spending cuts to solve a nonexistent debt crisis have caused measurable economic damage.
Unbundling ‘Too Big to Fail’
Report To make progress in debates on financial reform, we need to understand the varied concerns underlying too big to fail and tailor solutions to the problems.
What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil
The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
The Bottom Line: Apprenticeships are Good for Business
Here are the top five ways American companies can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User Fee
Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.
Encouraging Responsible Credit for Financially Vulnerable Consumers
Report Through stronger laws and enforcement, as well as the encouragement of better alternatives, policymakers can reduce debt traps in short-term lending.
With Job Growth Accelerating and Unemployment Falling, the Labor Market is Looking More Robust
June was perhaps the best month for the labor market since the recession and caps off a stronger first half of 2014. With 9.5 million Americans looking for work, we will need more months like this to get our economy back to where it belongs.
Policies States Can Enact to Promote Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship is a time-tested worker-training model that is gaining traction as a possible solution to America’s workforce challenges. Here are some steps that states can take to expand apprenticeships.