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America’s Incredible Shrinking Overtime Rights Need an Update

Overtime article icon Issue Brief Guaranteed overtime rights are on the brink of extinction if the U.S. Department of Labor does not move to protect them.

by Brendan Duke | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Apprenticeship Expansion in England

Marketing materials for Britain's article icon Issue Brief England demonstrates that there are policies lawmakers can enact to dramatically expand apprenticeships, win industry support, and improve outcomes for workers and businesses.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Ethan Gurwitz | Friday, June 6, 2014

What the United States Can Learn from Scotland’s Apprenticeship Expansion

Scottish flags Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness

truck article icon Issue Brief The United States must develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for the United States and global middle classes.

by Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness

TPPHow trade can work for the middle class.

by Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

6 Policies to Combat Inequality

Labor marketSix common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.

by Ben Olinsky | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

5 Reasons Expanding Apprenticeships Will Benefit Millennials

Rolls-Royce apprenticeLawmakers should expand apprenticeship opportunities to give young Americans access to well-paying, middle-class jobs that do not require a four-year degree.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, December 2, 2013

Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States

Apprentice book_alt2 icon Report By expanding apprenticeships in the United States, policymakers can create pathways to well-paying middle-class jobs for young Americans, while helping businesses meet the need for skilled workers.

by Ben Olinsky and Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, December 2, 2013

Promoting Good Jobs for Millennials

Fast food worker strike article icon Issue Brief Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Burying Supply-Side Once and for All

If conservatives are serious about promoting economic growth and prosperity, they need to stop fetishizing tax cuts and start proposing policy ideas that are based on actual facts.

by Neera Tanden | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Family Policy: The Foundation of a Middle-Out Agenda

If we want to have the kind of economy that can compete in the twenty-first-century global marketplace, making sure that the changes in how families work and live can support growth—both through stable consumption and through caring for workers—must be a top priority.

by Heather Boushey | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top 6 Policies to Help the Middle Class that Won’t Cost Taxpayers a Penny

President Barack ObamaThere are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Middle-Out Economics 101

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

by Heather Boushey | Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Economics Behind Obama's Unapologetically Liberal Second-Term Agenda

Heather Boushey explains the economics in President Obama's latest State of the Union address.

by Heather Boushey | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Obama Puts the Middle Class First (Surprise: So Do Economists)

President Obama's second term could spell the end of "trickle-down" and the beginning of something that might be called "middle-out" economics.

by Heather Boushey | Tuesday, January 22, 2013