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1 Million Missing Entrepreneurs

article icon Issue Brief New research identifies a fall in business-owner households, highlighting the need for policies that strengthen and grow the middle class and, with it, our pipeline of future entrepreneurs.

by Adam Hersh & Jennifer Erickson | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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How Does Middle-Class Financial Health Affect Entrepreneurship in America?

book_alt2 icon Report Policies that focus on strengthening the financial health of the middle class will ultimately foster a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial economy in the United States.

by Camilo Mondragón-Vélez | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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The Bureau and the Bureau

book_alt2 icon Report After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.

by Chelsea Parsons & Arkadi Gerney | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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A Fresh Look at School Funding

article icon Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

by the CAP Education Policy Team | Monday, May 18, 2015

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Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe & Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

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A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility Commissions

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to call upon states to embrace clean energy sources such as wind and solar, boost energy efficiency, and build resilience in the nation’s electric utilities.

by Greg Dotson & Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

by Michael Conathan & Scott Moore | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Fact Sheet: 4 Generations of American Women

article icon Fact Sheet This brief guide highlights the different work and life experiences of women of the Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boom, and Silent generations.

by Emily Baxter & Judith Warner | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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4 Generations of American Women: Great Progress, Persistent Challenges

article icon Issue Brief The differences among women are as real as the challenges they share. To motivate the next generation, today’s women leaders need to listen and learn.

by Judith Warner, Emily Baxter, Milia Fisher | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience

book_alt2 icon Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.

by Danielle Baussan | Monday, May 11, 2015

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A Rulemaking to Close Loopholes and Cut Subsidies for the Federal Coal Program

article icon Fact Sheet The U.S. Department of the Interior is aiming to close a loophole so that coal companies can no longer use their affiliates to dodge royalty payments, but this rule needs to be strengthened to guarantee that taxpayers receive every dollar due for their resources.

by Nidhi Thakar | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers must support strategies for English language instruction that consider the needs of immigrant adults and children together in order to ensure families achieve greater economic and academic success and the ability to fully participate in society.

by Tracey Ross | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Turkey’s Growing Energy Ties with Moscow

article icon Issue Brief Turkey’s efforts to secure reliable energy supplies have brought it closer to Russia, both a cause and a symptom of Ankara’s diminished solidarity with its Western allies.

by Alan Makovsky | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

book_alt2 icon Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.

by David A. Bergeron & Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control Privatization

article icon Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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