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Christian E. Weller Archives

February 2015

An instructor helps job candidates with their resumes. article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

Social Security Act signing article icon Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.

by Rebecca Vallas, Christian E. Weller, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

January 2015

locked school building article icon Issue Brief Americans are still waiting for an economy that works for everyone, rather than a lucky few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, January 28, 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

December 2014

homeless man retail window article icon Issue Brief Economic data show that it is time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 23, 2014

November 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief This month’s economic data shows that it’s time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Monday, November 24, 2014

October 2014

Job seekers fill out applications article icon Issue Brief Congress needs to play its part in building a postrecession economy for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, October 27, 2014

September 2014

A mother sets the dinner table. article icon Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, September 26, 2014

August 2014

job fair article icon Issue Brief As we approach Labor Day, Congress needs to cut the party-line bickering and refocus its efforts on policies that help American workers.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Win-Win for an All-In Nation

grandmother book_alt2 icon Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.

by Christian E. Weller and Farah Z. Ahmad | Monday, August 25, 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

Yes, there is a retirement crisis

Christian Weller writes about what the retirement crisis means for American families.

by Christian E. Weller | Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 2014

Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan. article icon Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 24, 2014

June 2014

Economy article icon Issue Brief Five years after the Great Recession, conservative lawmakers continue to stifle our economy and the middle class.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

May 2014

President Barack Obama meets with business leaders in the White House article icon Issue Brief Despite a broken Congress, the president can still push progressive policies to help strengthen the middle class.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Wednesday, May 28, 2014