Federal spending on infrastructure, scientific research, early childhood education, disease treatment, space exploration, and college tuition could be slashed by nearly half over the next decade.
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Immigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.
High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.
By circumventing a Congressional Budget Office scoring, Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan may have an even bigger downside for retirees than many have predicted.
Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.
This year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.
Expiring corporate tax breaks are not a greater emergency than expired unemployment benefits.
Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.
Issue Brief NIH funding forms the foundation of America’s biomedical research sector, which leads the world in research spending and innovation. However, as funding for NIH stagnated in the mid-2000s and then decreased under austerity, its purchasing power decreased drastically, and it continues to do so. Without significant new investments, America’s long-term leadership in biomedical research will be at risk.
Fact Sheet A new CAP infographic details how immigration reform would contribute to the economy.
Issue Brief The United States must develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for the United States and global middle classes.
How trade can work for the middle class.