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Erosion of Funding for the National Institutes of Health Threatens U.S. Leadership in Biomedical Research

NIH doctor and patient article icon 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.

By Kwame Boadi | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How Citizenship Helps the Economy

Calculator article icon Fact Sheet A new CAP infographic details how immigration reform would contribute to the economy.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness

truck article icon 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.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness

TPPHow trade can work for the middle class.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bad Policy Choices, Not Bad Weather, Restraining Job Growth

Winter weatherReauthorizing emergency unemployment benefits can stabilize families and jobs.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, March 7, 2014

Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults

article icon Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.

By Katie Wright | Friday, March 7, 2014

China’s State-Owned Enterprises and Nonmarket Economics

Adam HershAdam Hersh, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Infographic: Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab for Corporations that Can Afford to Pay Their Employees More

Minimum wage graphThe net incomes of four of the largest low-wage employers, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, and Target, represent five times the amount of cost savings in SNAP resulting from a minimum wage hike to $10.10.

By Melissa Boteach and Sarah Baron | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Cut Taxpayer Costs in Every State

Interactive map cursor icon Interactive An analysis of SNAP data reveals the savings that each state would experience if the federal minimum wage increases to $10.10 per hour.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures

J.C. Penney employee book_alt2 icon Report Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

President Obama’s Budget Resets the Fiscal Debate

FY2015The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Reading Between the Data

San Francisco woman and mural book_alt2 icon Report When considering how best to address economic inequality, policymakers need to understand the complexity and diversity within the Asian American community.

By Farah Ahmad and Christian E. Weller | Monday, March 3, 2014

The Benefits of Local Financial Empowerment Initiatives

Joe ValentiJoe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, testifies before the New York City Council Consumer Affairs Committee.

By Joe Valenti | Friday, February 28, 2014

February 2014

article icon Issue Brief In the fifth year of recovery, policymakers must create an economy that works for everyone.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Thursday, February 27, 2014

When Wall Street Buys Main Street

book_alt2 icon Report Single-family rental securitization needs to be managed responsibly in order to protect consumer interests.

By Sarah Edelman, with Julia Gordon and David Sanchez | Thursday, February 27, 2014