A recent study finds that the Forbes 400 paid an effective tax rate of 8.2 percent over recent years—lower than many middle-class Americans.
Proposed investments in the Build Back Better agenda would benefit a significant number of workers, particularly women and women of color; transform the home care and early childhood sectors; and lift living standards and employment prospects for millions of Americans.
As the markets for digital assets such as cryptocurrencies grow, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators must impose sensible regulations on digital assets to protect traders and investors.
Race and gender diversity on corporate boards is unacceptably low, but better corporate practices and SEC engagement could help accelerate progress toward more diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Congress must make the temporary expansion of the child tax credit permanent.
A paper cited by critics of the Build Back Better agenda analyzes a different plan than what President Joe Biden has proposed and Congress is considering, and it ignores many positive effects of the actual plan.
The Ways and Means Committee’s tax reforms take important steps toward tax fairness; Congress should do more.
By raising a low, outdated income floor, the SSI Restoration Act would pull more than 3 million Americans out of poverty.
The infrastructure bill represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand women’s access to good jobs in construction trades.
Requiring more information from financial institutions will help catch and deter tax cheats while reducing audits of honest taxpayers.
Raising the debt limit merely allows the United States to make good on obligations it has already incurred, and defaulting on those obligations would be catastrophic.
Extending comprehensive coverage to the 2.2 million uninsured adults in the Medicaid coverage gap would lessen medical debt and lead to fewer evictions.
If the federal government required corporations to disclose markers of monopoly power, it would facilitate routine discussion and analysis of competition issues.
Unions help narrow the gap between working families and the superrich.
Union membership significantly increases wealth for all households, but Black and Hispanic families gain the most.