As the Trump administration gears up to blame rising coronavirus cases on the protests for racial justice, Americans must recognize that patronizing newly reopened indoor businesses, such as bars and casinos, carries greater risk with less urgency and purpose.
America Needs Coronavirus Recovery Legislation to Meet the Magnitude of the Crisis at Hand
States and Local Governments Can Help Protect Workers and Small Businesses From the Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus
5 Infrastructure Principles for a Fiscal Stimulus Response to Coronavirus
Redefining Rural America
Unrigging the Economy Will Require Enforcing the Tax Laws
Key steps must be taken to ensure that pandemic-response infrastructure investments create high-quality jobs for all working Americans.
Public disclosure of how emissions are financed and of other climate-related financial risks is essential to start mitigating a climate-driven financial shock.
As the U.S. Economy Recovers, National Service Can Keep Vulnerable Young Workers Engaged in the Workforce
Policymakers should expand national service as part of a broader jobs strategy to help young workers weather the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Implementing a more robust set of interventions in the workforce and employment ecosystem will help springboard individuals back to work immediately and improve the quality of jobs.
Policies for the COVID-19 reopening must simultaneously protect workers from economic insecurity and from the virus itself.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal stark inequities in the social, economic, and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
House HEROES Act Reflects Urgency of Ongoing Public Health and Economic Crises Caused by Coronavirus
As states reopen, and the coronavirus continues to stress the U.S. health care system and wreak havoc on the American economy, a stark contrast has emerged between the different paths forward proposed by congressional leaders.
Women need policy solutions for their immediate health and economic needs during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as long-term systemic change.
5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policy Failures Compounded the Coronavirus-Induced Economic Crisis
The Trump administration’s failure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout has exacerbated both crises in the United States.
Only the federal government has the resources to make the necessary investments in people, communities, businesses, and public services to avoid unnecessary harm to the economy over the longer term.
Flying cars will turbocharge sprawl and weaken the social cohesion that comes from shared experiences and geographic proximity that is essential to building consensus in a democracy.
Without substantial, immediate, direct aid to local governments, first responders, teachers, and millions of other vital local government employees will be put out of work—and this will also make the recession deeper and more long lasting.
Assisting business liquidity is a crucial part of the policy response to today’s economic crisis. While some business tax measures can be helpful, policymakers must ensure that such measures are well-targeted, temporary, and effective, setting the stage for strengthening the corporate tax in the years ahead.
The Fed plan to extend trillions of dollars in credit to support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis is needed, but significant changes are required to make the program transparent, accountable, and equitable.