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Series on U.S. Science, Innovation, and Economic Competitiveness Report
Giving the innovation engine a tuneup is the first step to ensuring a prosperous and broadly shared economic future for all Americans. (AP/ Charles Krupa)

Series on U.S. Science, Innovation, and Economic Competitiveness

Two CAP teams, one from Science Progress and the other from the Doing What Works project, release a series of reports focusing on different building blocks of our national competitiveness.

Five Canards About Job-Killing Regulations Article
Among the regulations that conservatives claim are killing jobs are those on the interstate transportation of invasive foreign snakes, like the Burmese python, shown here. (Flickr/<a href=San Diego Shooter)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/regulation_canards_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/regulation_canards_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/regulation_canards_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/regulation_canards_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/regulation_canards_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Five Canards About Job-Killing Regulations

Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.

Kristina Costa, Michael Linden

Six Principles for Tax Expenditure Reform Report
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Under the so-called super committee’s mandate, the next round of deficit reduction can come from any source. And so it is appropriate that tax expenditures be on the table in the super committee’s deliberations and in future budget debates. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Six Principles for Tax Expenditure Reform

Fixing the excessive and expensive system of tax breaks, credits, and loopholes is key to any deficit reduction plan. Seth Hanlon suggests six principles to guide Congress’s work in this area.

Seth Hanlon

When Words Get in the Way Report
For the first time since the SEC began registering money managers in 1940, disclosure brochures are now available to the general public and in one searchable database (AP/File)

When Words Get in the Way

Gadi Dechter explains new SEC disclosure rules and what steps can be made toward improving them.

Gadi Dechter

Conservative Health and Safety Bull’s Eyes by the Numbers Article
PPL's Brunner Island, a three-unit coal-fired power plant, is seen in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Seven out of the 10 regulations on the GOP’s hit list are intended to fulfill the requirements of the Clean Air Act. In addition to preventing 2 million premature deaths between 1990 and 2010 alone, the Clean Air Act gives all Americans the luxury of breathing without smog masks. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Conservative Health and Safety Bull’s Eyes by the Numbers

House conservatives’ claim that 10 rules are preventing job growth falls apart when you look at the numbers, writes Kristina Costa. But the consequences are clear.

Kristina Costa

Destroying Our Infrastructure and Our Construction Industry Article
Construction crews work on building a runway as part of the O'Hare International Airport expansion plan in Chicago. (AP/Jim Prisching)

Destroying Our Infrastructure and Our Construction Industry

Donna Cooper details why legislation to fund airport construction and safety as well as federal highway repairs and construction face unconscionable elimination in Congress.

Donna Cooper

The Choices Still to Be Made in the New Debt Deal Article
El Presidente Barack Obama, con el Presidente de la Cámara de Representantes John Boehner de Ohio, toman parte en una reunión con el liderazgo del Congreso en la Casa Blanca en Washington. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Choices Still to Be Made in the New Debt Deal

Donna Cooper and Seth Hanlon detail what millionaires will gain and what many other Americans will lose if the recent debt deal is concluded without addressing revenues.

Donna Cooper, Seth Hanlon

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