The American Community Survey Is Under Attack
The short-sighted vote in the House of Representatives to eliminate the American Community Survey is an antibusiness vote against informed government, writes Kristina Costa.
Improving Customer Service at the Federal Government
Gadi Dechter examines the Government Customer Service Improvement Act to highlight its strengths and suggest further steps to boost confidence in our government.
Managing Taxpayer Risk
Issue Brief John Griffith and Richard Caperton assess the federal government's record in handling risks to taxpayers in its loans and loan guarantees.
Report Pratap Chatterjee explains how insourcing can not only save money but can also improve services to the taxpayer if done wisely.
Slow Progress Toward a Representative Federal Workforce
James Hairston and Vanessa Cárdenas argue that the federal government must do more to increase the number of people of color, particularly Hispanics, throughout its workforce.
Putting Big Oil Subsidies to Work
Donna Cooper, Richard Caperton, Kate Gordon, and Daniel J. Weiss detail a plan to redirect billions of dollars in giveaways to Big Oil toward building infrastructure to put Americans back on the job.
Meeting the Infrastructure Imperative
Report Donna Cooper takes a look at our nation's infrastructure spending needs, and explains how we can pay for them and put Americans back to work.
Washington State Shows What Works
Kristina Costa explores the state’s telling investment in an institute that judges the effectiveness of programs for beneficiaries and taxpayers.
Finding ‘What Works’ in Education
Kristina Costa explores “what works” platforms in education, pointing out their current limitations and also their importance in times of tight budgets.
Doing What Doesn’t Work
Jitinder Kohli outlines the importance of government agencies focusing resources on programs that work, not ones like this criminal-justice program run amok.
The State of Our Tax Code Is Weak
Seth Hanlon argues for trimming wasteful tax expenditures as Congress heads into the 2012 legislative session.
Series on U.S. Science, Innovation, and Economic Competitiveness
Report Two CAP teams, one from Science Progress and the other from the Doing What Works project, release a series of reports focusing on different building blocks of our national competitiveness.
Five Canards About Job-Killing Regulations
Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.