Raising the debt limit merely allows the United States to make good on obligations it has already incurred, and defaulting on those obligations would be catastrophic.
If the federal government required corporations to disclose markers of monopoly power, it would facilitate routine discussion and analysis of competition issues.
Biden’s Build Back Better plan addresses key failings of the U.S. tax system that let the wealthy and corporations avoid paying their fair share; Congress can and should do even more.
The Biden administration should lead in developing a human rights-centered plan for the forcibly displaced to mitigate further disaster in Afghanistan.
The enacted American Rescue Plan and the proposed American Jobs Plan should only be the start of the federal government’s bold investments to boost economic growth for all.
By enhancing information on environmental, social, and governance matters in banking and facilitating competition, the CFPB and bank regulators can reduce financial abuses and empower consumers to align the financial system with sustainable values.
To help build a new social contract among companies, investors, workers, and society, regulators should modernize the fiduciary rules governing investment advisers and retirement plan fiduciaries to ensure that they disclose how they handle environmental, social, and governance considerations.
Productivity-enhancing investments, inequality-reducing revenues, and strong financial regulation are all central to responsible fiscal policy.
After four years under siege, rural America deserves equitable investment and a meaningful partnership with Washington.
The U.S. government has long been a catalyst for innovation through federal funding and support, but it needs to be more inclusive of Black researchers and inventors.
Public disclosure of how emissions are financed and of other climate-related financial risks is essential to start mitigating a climate-driven financial shock.
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.
The Fed plan to extend trillions of dollars in credit to support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis is needed, but significant changes are required to make the program transparent, accountable, and equitable.
The Federal Reserve must reverse course on costly bank capital mistakes that have increased the vulnerability of the banking system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.