Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
Lawmakers should expand apprenticeship opportunities to give young Americans access to well-paying, middle-class jobs that do not require a four-year degree.
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.
Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.
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.
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.
There are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.
CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey explains how middle-out economics helps bolster the U.S. economy.
Heather Boushey explains the economics in President Obama's latest State of the Union address.
President Obama's second term could spell the end of "trickle-down" and the beginning of something that might be called "middle-out" economics.