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Capitalism for Everyone

wheels book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers can help workers, businesses, and investors do better by encouraging companies to adopt broad-based profit-sharing programs.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Retirement Labels and Retirement Receipts Could Save American Investors Billions Each Year

Retirement ReceiptsEasy-to-understand fee disclosures can help those saving for retirement make better-informed decisions.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Top 5 Facts About the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Executive Order

Obama signs executive orderOn Thursday, two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Reality of the Retirement Crisis

Social Security Administration article icon Issue Brief For millions of Americans, retirement—the so-called golden years—will be significantly tarnished by a lack of savings.

by Keith Miller, David Madland, Christian E. Weller | Monday, January 26, 2015

As Income Inequality Rises, America’s Middle Class Shrinks

A mother eats dinner with her daughter bars icon Charts Increasing income inequality has decreased the share of the population earning a middle-class income.

by Keith Miller and David Madland | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class

UAW signUnions provide the middle class a much-needed voice in the policymaking process, and their decline portends further trouble for most Americans.

by David Madland and Danielle Corley | Friday, November 14, 2014

New Census Data Once Again Illustrate Importance of Unions to the Middle Class

union protestsStrong unions are necessary to maintain a robust middle class. If action is not taken to prevent their further erosion, the middle class’ share of America’s economic gains may continue to shrink.

by Keith Miller and David Madland | Thursday, September 18, 2014

What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class

furnace factoryNewly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.

by Keith Miller and David Madland | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Keep Calm and Muddle Through

broken piggy bank book_alt2 icon Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.

by Christian E. Weller and David Madland | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Executive Order Protects Workers and Supports Law-Abiding Contractors

obama executive orderPresident Barack Obama’s latest executive order adopts best practices from the public and private sectors that will protect workers and save taxpayer dollars.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Thursday, July 31, 2014

How Your Employer Could Be Losing You Thousands of Dollars

Jennifer Erickson and David Madland explain the effect that fees could have on your retirement savings.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, May 29, 2014

How Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Can Lead to Inefficient Economic Policy

K Street article icon Issue Brief The practice of rent-seeking—leveraging campaign contributions and lobbying to influence government policy for private gain—has several negative effects on the U.S. economy.

by John Craig and David Madland | Friday, May 2, 2014

INFOGRÁFICA: Los peligros ocultos de las cuotas de 401(k)s

Altas cuotas de 401(k)s pueden estar costándole miles de dólares y pueden estar forzándole a trabajar por años más de lo que tenía planeado

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Infographic: The Hidden Dangers of 401(k) Fees

High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014