While payday lenders have traditionally preyed on vulnerable populations, they now have a new target: young people. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has allowed Washington’s culture of corruption to support this predatory industry.
U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.
Rural America has yet to recover from the Great Recession, but by leveraging its communities’ unique strengths, it can build a brighter future for everyone.
New CAP work details a workforce redesign approach to ensuring quality training and employment.
Redesigning for equity in workforce development would ensure job quality for all workers, increase competitiveness, and drive inclusionary growth.
The United States needs federal leadership to ensure that it has a civil justice system that works for all Americans.
This week, Ed sits down with CAP Senior Economist Gbenga Ajilore to discuss warning signs in the economy, what they might mean, as well as some of the contributing factors.
Eliminating racial disparities in economic well-being requires long-term, targeted interventions to expand access to opportunity for people of color.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which gave the largest tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, also failed to address the inefficiency, lack of fairness, and cost of many spending programs administered through the tax code.
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
Segregation and racial disparities in home appreciation put African Americans at a disadvantage in their ability to build equity and accumulate wealth.
Author David Madland describes how broader-based bargaining will require increasing union power, promoting contract extensions, and establishing wage boards.
The U.S. tax system has played a significant role in the growth of economic inequality by failing to tax those with extreme wealth—but there are ways to rebalance the tax code and put the economy on a better track.
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Darrick Hamilton, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, to discuss the U.S. economy, inequality, and reparations.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, Darrick Hamilton, and Betsey Stevenson sit down at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference to talk about inclusive and forward-thinking economics as a means to heal the divides in our country.