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An Infrastructure Plan for America

ironworkers on bridge book_alt2 icon Report At each stage of our national development, the federal government has made major investments in infrastructure to accommodate future population growth and facilitate economic prosperity. The time has come once again to make sustained investments across sectors to ensure the United States is poised to thrive in the 21st century.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure

construction worker article icon Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Gender Wage Gap and Women’s Retirement Security Go Hand in Hand

Sarah Jane Glynn and Christian Weller discuss how the gender wage gap plays into women’s economic insecurity in retirement.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Christian E. Weller | Monday, April 11, 2016

Why are so many Americans struggling to save for retirement?

Christian Weller writes that the retirement crisis in the United States is real and getting worse.

by Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Economic Snapshot: November 2015

stock exchange article icon Issue Brief Public policies that support middle-class families can strengthen the economic recovery.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

man with camera book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Counterpoint: Strengthen Social Security as Key Protection Against Rising Economic Risks

Author Christian Weller highlights the need to strengthen Social Security.

by Christian E. Weller | Monday, November 2, 2015

Economic Snapshot: October 2015

automobile assembly line worker article icon Issue Brief Lawmakers should strengthen the economic recovery through policies that support middle-class families.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Friday, October 30, 2015

The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings Incentives

Worker posing for photo article icon Issue Brief Middle-class Americans face a growing retirement crisis. Existing savings incentives have not been enough to address this problem because of a number of associated inefficiencies.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Friday, October 30, 2015

Don’t blame yourself; retirement crisis stems from bad policies not bad habits

Christian Weller writes that without a serious commitment from policymakers to address the retirement crisis, Americans’ retirement security will not improve.

by Christian E. Weller | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Economic Snapshot: September 2015

A light rail repairer works on railcar wheels article icon Issue Brief Congress can and should act to strengthen the economy in order to boost the economic fortunes of middle-class families.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Economic Snapshot: August 2015

kid bike homeless man article icon Issue Brief America’s middle class deserves a shot at real economic security, and it is about time that policymakers make it happen.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, August 31, 2015

Economic Snapshot: July 2015

A woman learns about employment opportunities article icon Issue Brief Middle-class economic stability for all is the key to stronger economic growth and should be front and center on policymakers’ agendas.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, July 31, 2015

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