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Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for Wages

factory workerEverybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, December 8, 2014

Public-Private Partnerships

East End article icon 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.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, December 8, 2014

Congress Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight on the Tax Extenders

tax formsThe early reports of a possible deal on tax extenders show how Congress has abandoned the concepts of fairness and efficiency.

by Alexandra Thornton and Harry Stein | Thursday, December 4, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs Release

Job search bars icon 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.

by Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 4, 2014

November 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief This month’s economic data shows that it’s time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, November 24, 2014

It Would Be Great to Have Better Critics

young girl holds umbrellaConservative criticism of CAP’s recent report on the middle-class squeeze is factually inaccurate.

by Marc Jarsulic, Jennifer Erickson, Michael Madowitz, Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Everything but the Wages: One Major Step Short of a Robustly Healthy Labor Market

shoppersThe economy continues to grow and add jobs at a healthy pace; unfortunately, the uptick in wages has yet to arrive.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, November 10, 2014

Promoting Entrepreneurship Among Millennials

Millennials and business article icon Issue Brief Young people want to start businesses, but they face challenges.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, November 10, 2014

The Need to Protect Private Enforcement Mechanisms

JusticeA recent Delaware Supreme Court decision threatens to undermine shareholders’ abilities to bring private litigation against corrupt companies.

by Anna Chu | Friday, November 7, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2014 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, November 6, 2014

New GDP Numbers Show an Economy Chugging Along but Still Lagging

car factoryThe third quarter’s GDP numbers show that the economy is returning to normal growth, but we may never make up what we lost.

by Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 31, 2014

Millions of Americans Are Outside the Financial System

payday loan article icon Fact Sheet New data from the FDIC reaffirm that many families lack bank accounts or are otherwise underserved by the financial system.

by Joe Valenti | Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 2014

Job seekers fill out applications article icon Issue Brief Congress needs to play its part in building a postrecession economy for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, October 27, 2014

The Unequal Mortgage Market Is No Coincidence

A man applies for a home loanThe housing industry and Congress need to address the massive disparities that persist in the housing market and the economy based on the color of one’s skin.

by Michela Zonta | Monday, October 20, 2014

A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

Doctor and child book_alt2 icon Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.

by Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, October 16, 2014