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Streamlining the Business and Government Interface

Sean Pool explains why the new Business USA portal is a key first step in bringing scattered federal programs together in one place to be more effective and efficient in helping business.

By Sean Pool | Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting State-Owned Enterprises Right in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sabina Dewan details why state-owned enterprises need to operate just like any other business in this proposed free trade region and suggests ways to make that happen.

By Sabina Dewan | Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Importance of a Homeowner Bill of Rights

Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga detail how proposed rules for increased transparency in the servicing of mortgages will benefit all involved.

By Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga | Friday, February 17, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: BusinessUSA

Kristina Costa explains how BusinessUSA can pull together hard-to-find, useful information on the dozens of government programs designed to help small-business owners.

By Kristina Costa | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

Jordan Eizenga explains why the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program would be good for small business.

By Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, December 22, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: Target Government Assistance Toward Innovative Startups

Small startup companies are proven job creators, yet current government assistance doesn’t reach them effectively and efficiently, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.

By Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: The American Jobs Act

Heather Boushey details why President Obama’s jobs legislation would help small businesses in ways that enjoyed bipartisan support not too long ago.

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, December 8, 2011

5 Terrible, No-Good, Very Bad Things About the REINS Act

Kristina Costa shows how the anti-regulation REINS Act would turn a regulatory process driven by scientific expertise, industry input, and careful cost-benefit analysis into a political circus.

By Kristina Costa | Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We Need a Leader at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Christian E. Weller shows how banks fatten up on fees at the expense of everyday consumers, which Senate Republicans support by blocking the first CFPB chairman.

By Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creating a Successful Progressive Economy

At a Progressivism on Tap event, Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein discuss how to build a new economic order that is equitable, productive, and responsive to the needs of all Americans.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The United States and the Asia Pacific Century

Sabina Dewan explains why the Obama administration’s push for a new trade agreement in the region requires careful attention alongside public support.

By Sabina Dewan | Friday, November 18, 2011

Regulatory Nonsense

The conservative echo chamber keeps repeating the false argument that regulations kill jobs, write Kristina Costa and Michael Linden. Everyone else begs to differ.

By Kristina Costa and Michael Linden | Friday, November 18, 2011

Unintended Roadblocks

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Sarah Margon identifies the legislative and policy hurdles that make it difficult for aid groups to do their jobs and how these can be dealt with.

By Sarah Margon | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Improving Regulatory Performance: Lessons from the United Kingdom

Senior Fellow Jitinder Kohli testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.

By Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business

CAP offers proposals to form a progressive pro-business agenda for the small- and medium-sized companies that America's economic competitiveness depends on.

Thursday, November 10, 2011