Interstate 11 would lead to more low-density, auto-dependent development, produce significant environmental harms, and fail to address metropolitan area congestion in Phoenix and Tucson.
Ending Special Tax Treatment for the Very Wealthy
Trump’s Trade Deal and the Road Not Taken
Blueprint for the 21st Century
Building Progressive Infrastructure
Toward a Robust Competition Policy
The United States must reckon with the racism built into its housing system in order to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to build wealth.
Eliminating racial disparities in economic well-being requires long-term, targeted interventions to expand access to opportunity for people of color.
Most policy interventions, even those that are seemingly large or ambitious, are insufficient to close the racial wealth gap.
Policymakers must work to combat the many forms of structural racism that continue to disadvantage African Americans in the rural South.
Analysts and policymakers should consider the changing age distribution of the workforce when evaluating the health of the labor market.
In the 100 days after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, women earned an estimated $159 billion less than men due to the gender wage gap.
In order to advance economic security for people with disabilities, policymakers must level the playing field for disabled workers while also guaranteeing access to housing, nutrition, and health care for those who are unable to work.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which gave the largest tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, also failed to address the inefficiency, lack of fairness, and cost of many spending programs administered through the tax code.
Policymakers should enhance the regulatory framework for systemic shadow banks to help limit the chances of another financial collapse.
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
Improving the regulation of large, complex, and interconnected shadow banks and their activities would help to protect the economy from another financial collapse.
The United States must build an inclusive narrative of rural communities.
New CAP analysis of the 2012 FMLA employee survey provides evidence that in 52 percent of all FMLA leaves, workers were also caring for children at home, highlighting the need for comprehensive paid family and medical leave.
Segregation and racial disparities in home appreciation put African Americans at a disadvantage in their ability to build equity and accumulate wealth.