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.
Sen. Jon Tester speaks at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference about how policymakers should address the concerns of rural Americans.
Through an analysis of two agricultural markets, this report illuminates the concerning trend of corporate consolidation in agriculture—and the damaging impact this trend has on independent family farms.
Forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.
Treasury’s Second Set of Guidelines for Opportunity Zones Still Leaves Struggling Communities Behind
Distressed communities continue to be neglected in Opportunity Zone discussions.
Congressional Democrats’ new tax plan would increase the CTC for a minimum wage worker with two young children 72 times more than President Trump’s tax law did.
By introducing a state child tax credit—or improving an existing credit—state policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in their state’s next generation.
Growing inequality in the United States—exacerbated under the Trump administration's tax cuts for the wealthy—can be reduced through tax reforms that aim to close the wealth gap.
Entry barriers in many sectors—especially in communications services, health care, and information technology—have created an environment in which firms can earn profits well above competitive levels.
The rise of firms earning monopolistic returns calls for new policy measures to reduce barriers to entry and increase competition.
There is no room for cuts to SNAP, but President Trump wants to slash benefits anyway—raise your voice to fight back.
The Trump administration is trying to take food assistance away from 755,000 Americans struggling to find steady work.
When considering the economic priorities of the new year, it is essential that analysts and policymakers take into account a variety of indicators instead of overstating the health of the economy.