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

construction american flag bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Danielle Corley, Jackie Odum, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How to Foster Long-Term Innovation Investment

scientist in laboratory article icon Issue Brief Ensuring that equity markets serve investors who take the long view of companies’ growth prospects is important for corporate bottom lines and economic growth.

by Neera Tanden and Blair Effron | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Misses an Opportunity for Reform

Morning rush hourSenate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Economic Snapshot: June 2015

Jobseeker at job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to create real economic security by fighting the twin evils of massive income inequality and anemic economic growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Data Illustrate the Failure of the Trickle-Down Experiment

A woman reads paperworkUpdated data from University of California, Berkeley, economist Emmanuel Saez illustrate how middle-class income growth is essential to promote healthy economic growth.

by Brendan Duke | Monday, June 29, 2015

The Relationship Between Student Debt and College Completion

college graduation commencementWhile high levels of student loan debt are troubling, they may reflect higher rates of postsecondary degree attainment in some states.

by Ben Miller | Friday, June 26, 2015

Congress Makes Itself Dysfunctional with Legislative Branch Cuts

US Capitol rotundaCutting funding for the legislative branch makes Congress less competent and more reliant on special interests.

by Harry Stein and Ethan Gurwitz | Monday, June 15, 2015

Top 5 Worst Provisions in the House FY 2016 Transportation Appropriations Bill

Amtrak train PhiladelphiaThe House transportation appropriations bill would roll back essential safety regulations and cut core infrastructure programs, harming America’s competitiveness and mobility.

by Kevin DeGood | Friday, June 12, 2015

A Carbon Tax and the Clean Power Plan Would Work Together to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

wind turbineThe Clean Power Plan and a carbon tax are complementary—not mutually exclusive.

by Alison Cassady and Alexandra Thornton | Friday, June 12, 2015

Responsible Credit Is an Economic and Moral Issue

Maranda Brooks stands outside a payday loans business. article icon Issue Brief As states and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau debate payday lending regulation, both economics and faith illustrate the need for effective consumer protections.

by Joe Valenti and Claire Markham | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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

Job seekers fills out applicationHere are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States

Amtrak train article icon Issue Brief Amtrak is a valuable national asset that requires proper federal investment if it is to meet the country’s future transportation and economic development needs.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bringing Entrepreneurship Back to the Middle Class

Authors Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson discuss new data showing the steep decline in entrepreneurship in the United States and recommend solutions to bring it back.

| Friday, May 22, 2015

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

record store clerk bars icon Charts Last month’s employment report serves as a reminder that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, May 7, 2015

4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control Privatization

Air traffic control article icon Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 5, 2015