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Format: 07-30-2014
Format: 07-30-2014
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 |
Unions were instrumental in creating the American middle class, and today they continue to empower millions of Americans to bargain for wages and benefits that are capable of sustaining a middle-...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
In 1935, with the passage of the Social Security Act, our national leaders made a promise to all citizens: after a lifetime of hard work, no older American would suffer from poverty in their old...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Home ownership is commonly understood as the quintessential marker of having arrived in the middle class: a family’s home is often the single largest asset that they own and has traditionally served...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Household debt is burdening millions of families and stifling economic growth in the nation as a whole. In the first half of 2011, 11 million American households – more than one in five homeowners –...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Personal debt can stand as an insurmountable obstacle to Americans wishing to build assets and secure a place in the middle class. In addition to the critical last resort of bankruptcy relief,...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society. It has made the United States the most hopeful and dynamic country on earth and it is a foundation of strong democracy....
September 4, 2012 | Report |
Just as a postsecondary education has become essential for getting a decent job and entering the middle class, it has become financially out of reach for many of America’s young people. State support...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Just as postsecondary education has expanded opportunities for good jobs and entry into the middle class, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Americans. State policy decisions are...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
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