Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.
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.
Charts There’s much more to unemployment than the unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the rest of the statistics we have on the labor market paint a much bleaker picture and show a need for action from policymakers.
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.
Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.
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.
Reauthorizing emergency unemployment benefits can stabilize families and jobs.
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
Adam Hersh, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.