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A Renewed Promise

North Philadelphia book_alt2 icon Report A child's zip code should not determine her destiny, but a growing body of research reveals that the community she grows up in affects her educational, health, and economic outcomes. This report provides an overview of the nation’s first five Promise Zones and their emerging insights and details recommendations for how the federal government can improve the initiative and its role as a partner in place-based work.

by Tracey Ross and Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pfizer’s Tax-Dodging Bid for AstraZeneca Shows Need to Tighten U.S. Tax Rules

Pfizer logoPfizer’s attempt to move its headquarters out of the United States by acquiring the U.K.-based AstraZeneca corporation highlights why the United States must prevent these kinds of corporate inversions—and why corporate tax reform must not become a race to the bottom.

by Harry Stein | Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

Hagel article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Disinvestment Budget: Government Investments to Improve Our Economic Future Would be Crushed Under the Recently Passed House Budget

Federal spending on infrastructure, scientific research, early childhood education, disease treatment, space exploration, and college tuition could be slashed by nearly half over the next decade.

by Scott Lilly | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ryan Budget Abandons Innovation Future

Ryan budgetAt a time when federal research and development, or R&D, investment is stagnating, significant new contributions must be made to secure our continued global leadership in R&D. Rep. Ryan’s budget does just the opposite, significantly reducing the federal government’s commitment to it.

by Kwame Boadi | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics

article icon Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.

by Harry Stein and Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers

article icon Fact Sheet The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods.

by Kevin DeGood | Friday, April 4, 2014

The Ryan Budget Once Again Hurts Communities of Color

Paul RyanFor the fourth straight year, Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget leaves communities of color behind in order to protect tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil and big corporations.

by Daniella Gibbs Leger | Friday, April 4, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics

Rep. Paul RyanThis year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.

by Anna Chu and Harry Stein | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Safety Net Is Good Economic Policy

Paul Ryan article icon Issue Brief Economic research shows that the safety net reduces poverty and boosts mobility.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, March 31, 2014

The Fiscal Debate in Context

The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults

article icon Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.

by Katie Wright | Friday, March 7, 2014

President Obama’s Budget Resets the Fiscal Debate

FY2015The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.

by Harry Stein | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Immigration activists article icon Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.

by Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Economic Budget Outlook for Individuals, Families, and Communities

Neera TandenCAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.

by Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 27, 2014