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The Disinvestment Budget: Government Investments to Improve Our Economic Future Would be Crushed Under the Recently Passed House Budget

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.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work

Working mom book_alt2 icon 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.

By Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Dad on parental leave book_alt2 icon Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.

By Heather Boushey and Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

immigration, taxesImmigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Infographic: The Hidden Dangers of 401(k) Fees

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 Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings

Headlines article icon Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Should the Ryan Budget Worry Seniors?

Retirement homeBy circumventing a Congressional Budget Office scoring, Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan may have an even bigger downside for retirees than many have predicted.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Appearance of Strengthening Labor Market Masks Ongoing Unemployment Woes

Job seekersSlack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, April 4, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics

Rep. Paul RyanThis 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.

By Anna Chu and Harry Stein | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congress Should Reassess the Importance of Two Corporate Tax Breaks

Help with unemployment benefitsExpiring corporate tax breaks are not a greater emergency than expired unemployment benefits.

By Harry Stein and John Craig | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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