The following feeds and links are intended to keep current with the latest and most compelling policy discourses occurring in the nation. They are not intended to advocate for a specific policy, but to provide factual information to educate the public. As Thomas Jefferson said: “An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic.”
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth through its Dissertation Scholars Program supports pre-doctoral students from the social sciences who are
A cost-benefit analysis of The American Families Plan’s proposed investment in a nationwide public preschool program
Fast facts President Joe Biden asked the U.S. Congress to consider investing $200 billion over 10 years in “a national
Worthy reads from Equitable Growth: 1. The stakes involved in pushing the U.S. congressional reconciliation bill to the goalposts are
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Weekend reading: Bolstering U.S. social infrastructure and the care economy through public investments edition
This is a post we publish each Friday with links to articles that touch on economic inequality and growth. The
All pain and no gain: Unemployment benefit cuts will lower annual incomes by $144.3 billion and consumer spending by $79.2 billionCongress and the Biden-Harris White House have let expanded unemployment benefits expire in the middle of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,
Pandemic-related economic insecurity among Black and Hispanic households would have been worse without a swift policy responseThe Census Bureau report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2020 reveals an expected shock to median household
Black and brown workers saw the weakest wage gains over a 40-year period in which employers failed to increase wages with productivityKey takeaways: Wage growth for typical Black and Hispanic workers fell far short of growth for white workers over the
Immigration reform would be a boon to U.S. economy and must be part of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution: Senate parliamentarian would be wrong to rule otherwiseA path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants is not “merely incidental” to the American economy—it’s primarily intended to provide labor
- Even in normal times, public safety net spending and social insurance programs are effective policy tools to reduce poverty and
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