Rebuilding Our Middle Class
Gadi Dechter and Michael Ettlinger analyze the president’s forceful defense of the middle class as our economy’s engine of economic growth and prosperity.
The Top 10 Middle-Class Acts of Congress
Congress would do well to reflect on passage of key middle-class legislation as it considers how to strengthen our economy, writes Nick Bunker.
A Sweet 16 to Build a Strong Middle Class
Karla Walter presents 16 ideas for the middle class that aren’t part of the national debate but should be.
President Obama’s Bridge to a Better Economy
Michael Ettlinger details the two policy threads that define the president’s approach toward immediate but also sustainable economic recovery in 2012.
Hard Work Should Pay Off
Heather Boushey argues for work-life policies in The New York Times's "Room for Debate."
The Middle Class Grows the Economy, Not the Rich
David Madland shows how a strong middle class is the key to higher GDP—not giving more money to the wealthy and hoping it trickles down.
A Strong Middle Class Is Key to Getting Our Economy Moving
Michael Ettlinger explains why a growing and prosperous middle class was and is the prerequisite to strong and sustainable economic growth.
Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable
Heather Boushey examines why growing income inequality helped boost the wealth of the few and how reversing course is imperative to our nation’s economic well-being.
Middle-Class Societies Invest More in Public Education
David Madland and Nick Bunker argue that strengthening our middle class will be good for our educational system and for our economy.
The Middle Class Is Key to a Better-Educated Nation
Examining test scores in all 50 states, David Madland and Nick Bunker find that a stronger American middle class is associated with higher levels of academic achievement.
The Legitimate Gripes of the Other 99 Percent
Gadi Dechter mines the diverse voices of the 99 Percent Movement and finds it united against mounting inequality, shrinking mobility, an unfair tax code, democracy corrupted by money, and bailouts for the rich without protections for the middle class.
The Endangered Middle Class: Is the American Dream Slipping out of Reach for American Families?
CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Growth and the Middle Class
David Madland explains how a strong middle class is the key to economic growth in Democracy Journal.
Bracken Hendricks applauds new program that will enable American building owners to save $40 billion a year through energy efficiency retrofits while putting thousands of Americans back to work.