Biden’s Build Back Better plan addresses key failings of the U.S. tax system that let the wealthy and corporations avoid paying their fair share; Congress can and should do even more.
Increasing the federal minimum wage will help address decades-long inequalities in the rural job market.
President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan closes tax loopholes favoring the superrich while protecting family farmers and small-business owners upon passing a farm or family business to the next generation.
The current moment demands that the SEC add specific human capital metrics to its current disclosure regime to provide investors, other market participants, and the public reliable, consistent, and comparable information about companies’ management of their workers.
A bold investment in the care economy would help aging Americans and people with disabilities live at home affordably and create hundreds of thousands of good-paying home care jobs, addressing the industry’s severe job shortage.
The European Union’s innovative carbon border adjustment mechanism offers lessons for the United States about which industries to cover and whether to credit nontax emissions controls when limiting the carbon content of imports.
To support women’s employment and address the preexisting barriers that keep women out of the workforce—and were exacerbated by the pandemic—Congress must use reconciliation on top of the bipartisan infrastructure framework.
As lawmakers debate economic recovery investments, they must ensure that all companies receiving government funding comply with job quality standards.
A temporary bump in inflation limited to a few items obscures the fact that policies such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and the $3.5 trillion budget resolution would boost incomes for Americans.
The Biden administration has started to implement policies to make it easier for Black households to build wealth at the same rate as white households; additional steps are both possible and necessary.
The lack of wealth in many African-American households has left them especially vulnerable to the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis; but the federal government has perhaps its best opportunity yet to fix these racial disparities.
In addition to rapid electrification of the transportation sector, Congress must reform its transportation policies to expand transportation choice—including transit, biking, and walking—and encourage infill development.
Vaccinations can help the U.S. workforce and economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.
State and local progress can inform federal action to support high-quality, union jobs building the clean economy.