Working families are bearing the brunt of the damage of the Trump administration’s trade agenda.
As is the case with the rest of its economic policies, the administration has put business interests over working people in its trade policy.
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.
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
The United States must build an inclusive narrative of rural communities.
Top-line job numbers only tell part of the story; policymakers should focus on how most workers and families are experiencing the economy.
Policymakers have underestimated the benefits of an extended economic recovery and in particular how it affects the most vulnerable Americans.
The war on drugs crushed economic opportunity in African American and Latinx communities, but marijuana tax revenue can help fuel job growth.
Forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.
An equitable federal infrastructure plan must include workforce development strategies aimed at recruitment, stability, and career advancement for local and regional communities.
Policymakers and economists need to consider populations that face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.
In order to tackle equal pay, policymakers must reject the most common and dangerous myths used to stall much-needed equal pay reforms.
Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that most new jobs gained by American women in 2018 were in industries with wider-than-average gender wage gaps.
Policymakers and economists must consider the challenges of disabled workers and other populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market and implementing policies that affect it.
As the Trump administration begins to answer for its erratic trade policy agenda, Congress must assert its oversight and hold the administration accountable to the economic priorities of working families.