Language Access Is a Consumer Protection Issue
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Language Access Plan is a step toward empowering consumers with limited English proficiency to participate fully in the financial marketplace.
Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity
Report Nations need to ensure both that economic growth takes place and that it is broadly shared. Nations succeed when their middle class is secure in the expectation that those willing to work are able to work and that standards of living will increase.
April’s Employment Report Stings with Disappointment
The labor market has been improving faster than other economic indicators, but that trend looks less strong after March’s employment report.
The Reality of the Retirement Crisis
Issue Brief For millions of Americans, retirement—the so-called golden years—will be significantly tarnished by a lack of savings.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2015 Jobs Release
Charts Broader economic indicators show that today’s economy carries historically low growth in wages and considerable room for more employment growth.
Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restrictions
Report Transportation funding restrictions prevent states and metropolitan regions from making objective decisions about the most appropriate investments. Increased programmatic flexibility will allow funding to flow to the most beneficial projects regardless of the source of money.
Why Wages Are Not Returning as Job Growth Increases
The U.S. economy has added 11.2 million private-sector jobs in the expansion since February 2010, but wages are still going nowhere.
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.
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.
The Middle-Class Squeeze
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.
The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers
In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.