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.
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
With U.S. GDP growth so dependent on consumer spending, there is reason for concern, despite positive numbers.
Issue Brief Americans are still waiting for an economy that works for everyone, rather than a lucky few.
Expanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.
Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Issue Brief Economic data show that it is time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.
Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.
Issue Brief To fully realize the potential of Metro’s Silver Line, policymakers must break with past development practices, focus public resources, and use the regulatory power of the state to guide sustainable development.
Charts Increasing income inequality has decreased the share of the population earning a middle-class income.
The Social Security program should be strengthened to support working women as they age and face the realities of caring for their families.
Everybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.
Issue Brief The greatest constraint on infrastructure investment is the public’s willingness to pay the taxes and fees necessary to service project debts. Public-private partnerships are an efficient way to transfer project development risk—though they cannot overcome the inherently political challenge of building public support for taxation.
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that the United States is a long way from attaining the healthy economy that Americans need.