Daron Acemoglu and his co-author spoke at the Center for American Progress last week about why nations fail.
David Madland and Nick Bunker explain why rebuilding the American middle class is an important step toward rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the Senate Committee on the Budget.
Gadi Dechter and Michael Ettlinger analyze the president’s forceful defense of the middle class as our economy’s engine of economic growth and prosperity.
Congress would do well to reflect on passage of key middle-class legislation as it considers how to strengthen our economy, writes Nick Bunker.
Karla Walter presents 16 ideas for the middle class that aren’t part of the national debate but should be.
Michael Ettlinger details the two policy threads that define the president’s approach toward immediate but also sustainable economic recovery in 2012.
Heather Boushey argues for work-life policies in The New York Times's "Room for Debate."
David Madland shows how a strong middle class is the key to higher GDP—not giving more money to the wealthy and hoping it trickles down.
Michael Ettlinger explains why a growing and prosperous middle class was and is the prerequisite to strong and sustainable economic growth.
Heather Boushey examines why growing income inequality helped boost the wealth of the few and how reversing course is imperative to our nation’s economic well-being.
David Madland and Nick Bunker argue that strengthening our middle class will be good for our educational system and for our economy.
Examining test scores in all 50 states, David Madland and Nick Bunker find that a stronger American middle class is associated with higher levels of academic achievement.
Gadi Dechter mines the diverse voices of the 99 Percent Movement and finds it united against mounting inequality, shrinking mobility, an unfair tax code, democracy corrupted by money, and bailouts for the rich without protections for the middle class.
CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.