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1 Million Missing Entrepreneurs

article icon Issue Brief New research identifies a fall in business-owner households, highlighting the need for policies that strengthen and grow the middle class and, with it, our pipeline of future entrepreneurs.

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How Does Middle-Class Financial Health Affect Entrepreneurship in America?

book_alt2 icon Report Policies that focus on strengthening the financial health of the middle class will ultimately foster a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial economy in the United States.

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Economic Snapshot: May 2015

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

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Does Washington Have a Spending Problem or a Revenue Problem?

Federal spending has fallen well below the levels that the Bowles-Simpson commission recommended, but revenues have fallen as well.

Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Have the Greatest Impact on Working Women

The workers who stand to benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are mostly women—and these women are likely to be working mothers over age 25.

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Better Banking Products on Campus

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Safe Student Account Scorecard is a first step toward ensuring that college financial products are designed with students in mind.

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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.

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Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity

book_alt2 icon 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.

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Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restrictions

book_alt2 icon 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.

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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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Retirement Labels and Retirement Receipts Could Save American Investors Billions Each Year

Easy-to-understand fee disclosures can help those saving for retirement make better-informed decisions.

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