The Biden administration has started to implement policies to make it easier for Black households to build wealth at the same rate as white households; additional steps are both possible and necessary.
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Building U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness and Capacity
Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap Is a Generational Challenge
West Virginia Needs the American Rescue Plan
The Direct Cash Assistance and Tax Cuts in the American Rescue Plan Act
The lack of wealth in many African-American households has left them especially vulnerable to the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis; but the federal government has perhaps its best opportunity yet to fix these racial disparities.
In addition to rapid electrification of the transportation sector, Congress must reform its transportation policies to expand transportation choice—including transit, biking, and walking—and encourage infill development.
Vaccinations can help the U.S. workforce and economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.
State and local progress can inform federal action to support high-quality, union jobs building the clean economy.
A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants benefits the U.S. economy as a whole—and it can be done through the budget reconciliation process.
Generating a robust economic recovery that facilitates inclusive prosperity, redresses past harms, and advances national climate goals will require reforming federal infrastructure programs, which were not originally designed to meet these objectives.
David Madland's new book explains how to design a new labor system for today's economy with enhanced rights for workers, incentives for union membership, and greater sectoral bargaining.
ProPublica revealed that billionaires are paying virtually no tax. Congress can address the problem by adopting President Biden’s proposals on capital gains and stepped-up basis.
Federal policymakers can raise funds and support unions with two policy reforms.
Rebuilding the IRS and directing the agency’s focus toward wealthy tax cheats is a fundamental step toward creating a more fair and equitable tax code and an important step in the direction of racial equity.
Increasing demand for companies to provide enhanced disclosures on climate-related and other environmental, social, and governance matters has raised questions about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to require disclosures. That authority is broad and not limited to materiality.
Using Performance Management to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Surface Transportation Sector
The next surface transportation reauthorization bill should require states and metropolitan regions to adopt targets that represent clear reductions in surface transportation GHG emissions that put the sector on a path to net-zero emissions by midcentury.
Regulators should use the bank capital framework to improve the resiliency of the financial system to climate-related risks.