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Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness

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

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Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Ben Olinsky and Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, December 2, 2013

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How to Slide Down the ‘Great Gatsby Curve’

book_alt2 icon Report Higher income inequality leads to less economic mobility and fewer opportunities for future generations, according to new research on the Great Gatsby Curve.

By Miles Corak | Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Income Inequality in the United States Fuels Pessimism and Threatens Social Cohesion

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Eric M. Uslaner | Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Adam S. Hersh discuss ways that the strength of the middle class and the level of societal inequality both affect economic growth and stability.

By Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Thursday, May 17, 2012