House Speaker John Boehner’s plan lacks seriousness and is an attempt to divert attention from an unwillingness to adopt a balanced approach that all serious people recognize as a necessity.
The president is trying to find a middle ground on both revenue and spending cuts, and only the most ideologically blinded lawmakers would reject his latest proposal to resolve the fiscal showdown.
If Congress fails to extend emergency unemployment benefits, the U.S. economy will create 300,000 fewer jobs next year and three in four unemployed Americans will receive no benefits.
Issue Brief Our modest economic recovery will need continued attention, and policymakers must quickly resolve the fiscal showdown to end the uncertainty that could derail the recovery.
Christian E. Weller testifies before the Joint Revenue Hearing, House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.
Issue Brief So-called right-to-work legislation will make it harder for unions to do their job: improving wages and working conditions. That, in turn, will weaken the middle class, which will lower our nation’s economic competitiveness.
Issue Brief Throughout our nation’s history, investments in research have led to groundbreaking innovations, and we must continue making those investments to stay competitive in the 21st century.
Resolving the fiscal showdown and the debt ceiling debate should be the first steps toward rebuilding our economy from the middle out.
Issue Brief Sequestration will inflict massive cuts on programs that protect our public lands and oceans—cuts that will impact all of us in a variety of ways.
Report This Frequently Asked Questions guide is intended to address common questions about social impact bonds in plain, straightforward language.
Charts High levels of income inequality are strongly related to low levels of economic mobility and opportunity, as these graphs clearly show.
A series of graphs shows that high income inequality in the United States is strongly related to increased pessimism among Americans.
Report This working paper determines that income inequality leads to pessimism and anger about the direction of the country, therefore causing our sense of unity and society to erode.
Our new plan addresses some of the most serious flaws in the federal tax code while raising additional revenue to be used for deficit reduction, and at the same time offering changes to government spending.