Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness
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.
Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness
How trade can work for the middle class.
6 Policies to Combat Inequality
Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States
Report By expanding apprenticeships in the United States, policymakers can create pathways to well-paying middle-class jobs for young Americans, while helping businesses meet the need for skilled workers.
Promoting Good Jobs for Millennials
Issue Brief Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.
Burying Supply-Side Once and for All
If conservatives are serious about promoting economic growth and prosperity, they need to stop fetishizing tax cuts and start proposing policy ideas that are based on actual facts.
Family Policy: The Foundation of a Middle-Out Agenda
If we want to have the kind of economy that can compete in the twenty-first-century global marketplace, making sure that the changes in how families work and live can support growth—both through stable consumption and through caring for workers—must be a top priority.
Top 6 Policies to Help the Middle Class that Won’t Cost Taxpayers a Penny
There are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.
Middle-Out Economics 101
Video CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains how middle-out economics helps bolster the U.S. economy.
The Economics Behind Obama's Unapologetically Liberal Second-Term Agenda
Heather Boushey explains the economics in President Obama's latest State of the Union address.
Obama Puts the Middle Class First (Surprise: So Do Economists)
President Obama's second term could spell the end of "trickle-down" and the beginning of something that might be called "middle-out" economics.
Michigan ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill Is the Wrong Economics for the Middle Class
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.
5 Charts that Show How Increasing Income Inequality Leads to Less Opportunity
Charts High levels of income inequality are strongly related to low levels of economic mobility and opportunity, as these graphs clearly show.
How to Slide Down the ‘Great Gatsby Curve’
Report Higher income inequality leads to less economic mobility and fewer opportunities for future generations, according to new research on the Great Gatsby Curve.
Income Inequality in the United States Fuels Pessimism and Threatens Social Cohesion
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.