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Lending for Success

Homeowner mortgage lending relief book_alt2 icon Report Aligning lending incentives creates better outcomes for banks and borrowers alike.

by Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon | Monday, July 13, 2015

Do Not Gut Financial Reform in the Name of Helping Small Banks

community bank teller article icon Issue Brief The banking industry’s claims that policymakers must roll back financial reform to help small banks do not stand up to scrutiny.

by David Sanchez, Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Retirement Labels and Retirement Receipts Could Save American Investors Billions Each Year

Retirement ReceiptsEasy-to-understand fee disclosures can help those saving for retirement make better-informed decisions.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers

Paid family leave is working for new fathers in California, and it is time for the rest of the nation to catch up.

by Emily Baxter | Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Decade of Progress in Controlling Medicare Spending

$100 billNew long-term Medicare spending projections from the Congressional Budget Office are dramatically lower than similar projections from 2005.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, June 17, 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