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Format: 07-30-2014
Format: 07-30-2014
Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of...
January 13, 2014 | Book |
“Being poor is running in place.” Author John Scalzi wrote this about his own experience of growing up in poverty.1 Today it is not only poor families but many middle class families who are...
October 14, 2013 | Report |
Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society. It has made America the most hopeful and dynamic country on earth and it is a foundation of strong democracy. Yet today,...
June 6, 2013 | Testimony |
In today’s economy, families increasingly depend on the incomes of all adults in the household, yet many working people also have responsibilities as parents and caregivers. Public policy has not...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Child care and early education are vital to economic growth and future competitiveness. Working families need access to affordable and high-quality child care and preschool education in order to...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Sustaining a strong middle class – and a strong and competitive American economy – over the long term requires a foundation of robust public investment. From physical infrastructure investments in...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
The manufacturing sector once offered a large supply of stable, middle-class jobs to American workers. Yet middle-income manufacturing jobs have been disappearing from the United States for the past...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Investing in a skilled workforce is vital to America’s long-term economic growth and global competitiveness. Even as the Zero-16 Contract for Education proposed earlier would enable young people...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
From its establishment in 1913, the Federal Reserve has had a clear dual mandate to minimize inflation and maximize employment.1 Over the last several decades, however, the Fed has overwhelmingly...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Americans believe that hard work should be rewarded – people who go to work every day should not then be forced to raise their families in poverty. Yet today nearly a quarter of working adults in the...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |