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Small Steps Toward a Modernized Community Reinvestment Act

Bank regulators’ efforts to update the Community Reinvestment Act reflect changes in the financial marketplace and are valuable first steps toward broader reforms.

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Economic and Fiscal Debates Must Distinguish Between the Short Term and Long Term

Failing to distinguish short term from long term often confuses the federal budget debate, as was the case in a recent article about a Center for American Progress report co-authored by Antonio Weiss.

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Expanding Consumer Protection in Auto Finance

By expanding its supervision to include nonbank car loans and leases, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule will protect millions of consumers.

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Congress Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight on the Tax Extenders

The early reports of a possible deal on tax extenders show how Congress has abandoned the concepts of fairness and efficiency.

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It Would Be Great to Have Better Critics

Conservative criticism of CAP’s recent report on the middle-class squeeze is factually inaccurate.

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China’s Path to Financial Reform

book_alt2 icon Report Deeper structural changes are needed to reform China’s financial system and to rebalance its economy.

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Innovations in Apprenticeship

book_alt2 icon Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.

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The Middle-Class Squeeze

book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

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The Growing Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code

book_alt2 icon Report Despite the political gridlock over taxes, there are actually many areas on which both sides agree. Policymakers should start here to improve our tax system.

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2015 Jobs Release

Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

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February 2015

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

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