The Green Industrial Revolution and the United States
Report The United States has been a leader in technical innovation and market transformation since the industrial revolution. But when it comes to the clean energy revolution, we risk falling behind.
Complete Streets: Why America Needs the Safe Streets Act of 2013
Issue Brief Complete Streets are an essential element of a balanced transportation system, expanding personal mobility through designs that are safe and accommodating for all users regardless of age, income, or ability level.
Sequestering American Innovation
Issue Brief We explore historical trends in federal R&D investment and the impact of fiscal austerity on American innovative capacity.
Making Sense of the Senate and House’s Visions of Immigration Reform
Issue Brief As 2013 comes to an end, we examine how House Republicans’ piecemeal approach stacks up against the Senate’s broad immigration reform bill passed in June.
No Place Like Home
Report In our efforts to end homelessness, we must continue to provide affordable rental housing and comprehensive support to individuals and families facing poverty.
Trickle-Down Economics and Broken Promises
Issue Brief Three new CAP reports debunk the myth that top income tax breaks and other policies that benefit the wealthy generate broadly shared economic prosperity.
The Great Laissez-Faire Experiment
Report This report compares the performance of the United States with other high-income countries on income inequality, economic growth, and the sharing of that growth with the vast majority of households.
The Impact of Inequality on Growth
Report Regardless of the relationship between inequality and economic growth, the high level of inequality that we have today requires a policy response leading to a more equitable and inclusive economy.
The Impact of Redistributive Tax and Transfer Programs on Risk-Taking Behavior and Labor Mobility
Report A new CAP analysis explores the effects that redistributive tax and transfer programs have on Americans’ risk-taking behavior and labor mobility.
Warsaw Climate Talks End with Foundation for a Global Agreement
Issue Brief Domestic measures and international coordination in other forums are essential for progress on climate change.
Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave
Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.
Guantanamo: America’s $5 Billion Folly
Issue Brief During an unprecedented austerity push, Congress wastes billions of dollars on the unnecessary prison.
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.
Achieving Better Results for Families
Report Child support enforcement reform should focus on customer-oriented approaches to achieve better results for American families.
Issue Brief Economic data show that Congress’s fiscal brinksmanship is keeping businesses from investing in America and consequently holding back overall growth.