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Economic Snapshot: June 2015

Jobseeker at job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to create real economic security by fighting the twin evils of massive income inequality and anemic economic growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Economic Snapshot: May 2015

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, May 29, 2015

What Data on Older Households Tell Us About Wealth Inequality and Entrepreneurship Growth

Older entrepreneur book_alt2 icon Report Entrepreneurship has become especially pronounced among older households, while entrepreneurship among younger households has fallen, slowing overall entrepreneurship in the United States.

by Christian E. Weller, Jeffrey Wenger, Benyamin Lichtenstein, Carolyn Arcand | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

April 2015

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

March 2015

roofer works in sun article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, March 27, 2015

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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Jackie Odum | Monday, November 24, 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