A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants benefits the U.S. economy as a whole—and it can be done through the budget reconciliation process.
Generating a robust economic recovery that facilitates inclusive prosperity, redresses past harms, and advances national climate goals will require reforming federal infrastructure programs, which were not originally designed to meet these objectives.
ProPublica revealed that billionaires are paying virtually no tax. Congress can address the problem by adopting President Biden’s proposals on capital gains and stepped-up basis.
Denis McDonough, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs, must work to address his department’s many challenges while supporting the veterans who return from war.
Congress should help pay for national investments by making the wealthy and corporations pay the taxes they already owe.
President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request must address years of cuts and underinvestment in critical government functions.
The Trump administration’s tax bill increased inequality and cut taxes for the wealthy, while leaving Latinos, regardless of income, behind.
Congress should close—not expand—capital gains loopholes and tax income from wealth the same as income from work.
The 2017 tax law gave bigger tax cuts to foreign investors than middle- and working-class Americans in all of the states Trump carried in 2016.
The Portsmouth Bypass represents a broken and deeply cost-ineffective theory of economic development that assumes reducing vehicle travel time—rather than investing in people and places facing economic distress—will unlock economic development.
New reports illustrate the toll that IRS budget cuts have taken on tax enforcement.
Corporate and payroll tax cuts are exceptionally poor solutions to the crisis at hand.
Flying cars will turbocharge sprawl and weaken the social cohesion that comes from shared experiences and geographic proximity that is essential to building consensus in a democracy.
Assisting business liquidity is a crucial part of the policy response to today’s economic crisis. While some business tax measures can be helpful, policymakers must ensure that such measures are well-targeted, temporary, and effective, setting the stage for strengthening the corporate tax in the years ahead.
The Trump administration can enhance U.S. national security by transferring funds from unnecessary programs in the defense budget to other agencies.