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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 State of the U.S. Labor Market

Unemployment bars icon 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.

By Michael Madowitz and Matt Markezich | Thursday, April 3, 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

6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage

play_alt icon 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.

By Anna Chu and Andrew Satter | 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

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