Report from David Madland presents 35 policies that would help address the challenges Americans face in achieving and maintaining a middle-class standard of living.
Heather Boushey and Adam S. Hersh discuss ways that the strength of the middle class and the level of societal inequality both affect economic growth and stability.
Michael Linden examines how our tax code has grown less effective at dampening income inequality, and how various proposals to reform the code would affect inequality.
David Madland details why the Rebuild America Act is a crucial and comprehensive piece of legislation for restoring broad-based prosperity and sustained economic growth.
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.