Job Creation

In his column today, Ezra Klein makes a very strange, and untrue, assertion. In talking about campaign finance reform, Klein claims that small donors are as problematic as big money. Klein writes: Just as big money is corrupting, small money is polarizing. And it’s polarization that probably...
05/09/2013
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With over twenty million Americans still unable to find full-time work, Washington can't take its eye off job creation for a minute. That's certainly the feeling of voters, who overwhelmingly told exit pollsters on Election Day last November that fixing the economy should be Congress's number one...
03/20/2013
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As unemployment rates continue to decline, not enough attention is being paid to the kinds of jobs that are being created. A new report from the Working Poor Families Project shows exactly why we need to consider job quality, not just job creation. Analyzing Census Bureau data, the report finds...
01/15/2013
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Last week, I wrote about how strong majorities of Americans not only believe the climate is changing but also that human activity is causing it. Congressional inaction, therefore, ignores the priorities and concerns of the majority. However, while the oil and gas lobby does heavily influence...
12/17/2012
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A new Explainer from Dēmos looks at why Washington focuses so heavily on deficit reduction and not on job creation, even as unemployment rates remain high. In short: the affluent donor class and big business interests prioritize deficit reduction and Congress, in turn, prioritizes what they...
12/07/2012
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As we celebrate the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we should also focus on how to increase the number of waterways that are clean enough for fishing or swimming. As we wrote earlier this week, the CWA doesn’t cover nonpoint sources of pollution, which is caused by rain or snowmelt runoff...
10/16/2012
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Energy policy came up pretty quickly in last night’s debate. Mitt Romney actually listed energy independence as his first plan for economic growth and job creation in his opening. While energy independence and investments in energy production are good economic engines, how much economic...
10/04/2012
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The EPA released finalized fuel efficiency (CAFE) standards today that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. In the accompanying press release, the Obama Administration noted that the new standards will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at...
08/28/2012
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The EPA released finalized fuel efficiency (CAFE) standards today that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. In the accompanying press release, the Obama Administration noted that the new standards will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at...
08/28/2012
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This Sunday, Demos Vice President Tamara Draut appeared on Fox News to discuss job creation and the need for greater public stimulus.
07/01/2012
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