With the rural-urban divide in the headlines, it is time to address long-standing inequities by building a more comprehensive equity analysis.
The pandemic has ravaged many rural communities, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would only further these harms.
Productivity-enhancing investments, inequality-reducing revenues, and strong financial regulation are all central to responsible fiscal policy.
The Trump administration’s tax bill increased inequality and cut taxes for the wealthy, while leaving Latinos, regardless of income, behind.
Public sector jobs have long provided economic security for Black families and communities and reduced the racial wealth gap, but current policy failures threaten that legacy.
Policymakers can take a bold approach to close equity gaps by redesigning workforce accountability to focus on job quality while addressing problems that disproportionately affect workers of color.
After four years under siege, rural America deserves equitable investment and a meaningful partnership with Washington.
Congress should close—not expand—capital gains loopholes and tax income from wealth the same as income from work.
The Minority Business Development Agency has tremendous potential to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity in Black communities.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an important conversation with leading economists to discuss the economic status of Black women and the need for a more inclusive economic narrative that prioritizes the real-world challenges Black women face.
Employers and policymakers must take concrete steps to avoid replicating and perpetuating longstanding racial, gender, and ethnic biases in workplaces of the future to create equitable environments where women have the best chance of success.
March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Congress must work to address the issues that are facing homeless individuals, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Place-based economic development policies must prioritize communities over corporations.
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.