Middle-Out Economics

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The Middle-Out Economics project is an initiative of the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress that combines original analysis, public policy proposals, live events, and multimedia presentations to demonstrate that a strong and stable middle class is the key driver of American economic growth.


Middle-Out Economics 101 Video
 (Middle Class First)

Middle-Out Economics 101

CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains how middle-out economics helps bolster the U.S. economy.

Heather Boushey

Video: Once Upon a Trickle Down Video

Video: Once Upon a Trickle Down

The Center for American Progress and cartoonist Mark Fiore explain why a strong middle class is critical for robust economic growth.

the Center for American Progress, Mark Fiore