America’s Incredible Shrinking Overtime Rights Need an Update
Issue Brief Guaranteed overtime rights are on the brink of extinction if the U.S. Department of Labor does not move to protect them.
What the United States Can Learn from Scotland’s Apprenticeship Expansion
Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.
Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness
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.
Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness
How trade can work for the middle class.
6 Policies to Combat Inequality
Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
5 Reasons Expanding Apprenticeships Will Benefit Millennials
Lawmakers should expand apprenticeship opportunities to give young Americans access to well-paying, middle-class jobs that do not require a four-year degree.
Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States
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.
Promoting Good Jobs for Millennials
Issue Brief Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.
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.
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.
Top 6 Policies to Help the Middle Class that Won’t Cost Taxpayers a Penny
There are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.
Middle-Out Economics 101
Video CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains how middle-out economics helps bolster the U.S. economy.
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.
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.