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Testing Congressional Republicans’ Sincerity About Tackling Inequality

husband and wifeHouse and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.

by Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas, Anna Chu | Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Rich Can’t Save Retail

Shopping for shoes book_alt2 icon Report It’s time for the retail industry to support a policy agenda that helps its most important customers—the middle class.

by Brendan Duke | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Considerations in Dynamic Scoring and Macroeconomic Modeling

Calculator book_alt2 icon Report Since the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation are being forced to adopt dynamic scoring, they should consider the most recent credible economic research on tax cuts, inequality, and growth.

by Anna Chu | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Another Strong Jobs Day Means It’s Back to Econ 101 at the Fed

Janet YellenFor the Fed, raising interest rates is all about levels and changes.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, March 9, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2015 Jobs Release

Construction jobsDespite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, March 5, 2015

February 2015

An instructor helps job candidates with their resumes. article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public Transportation

public transit busIn a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

Social Security Act signing article icon Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.

by Rebecca Vallas, Christian E. Weller, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Good Employment Numbers Beg the Question—More Jobs, More Problems?

January’s strong employment release report had only positive news, and that should be a good thing, right? That depends on how the Fed responds, which could turn good news into bad news.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, February 9, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2015 Jobs Release

job interview bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Numbers but Same Story: Economy Growing but Wages Flat

With U.S. GDP growth so dependent on consumer spending, there is reason for concern, despite positive numbers.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, February 2, 2015

January 2015

locked school building article icon Issue Brief Americans are still waiting for an economy that works for everyone, rather than a lucky few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Strengthening the Military Lending Act to Protect Troops from Predatory Practices

Soldier fills out paperworkExpanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.

by Joe Valenti & Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

father and daughter book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

by Shawn Fremstad & Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2015 Jobs Release

bicyclist in Seattle with container shipDespite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, January 8, 2015