Securing Our Economic Future: Policies to Strengthen the Middle Class and Address Climate ChangeDecember 10 2020 2:00PM
Two of the most critical economic challenges facing our country are the need to bolster a prosperous middle class and to address the global climate challenge. Join us for a discussion about the relevant evidence and what it implies for policy makers seeking to address these challenges and secure our country's economic future. This event coincides with the release of the Economic Strategy Group's third annual policy volume Securing Our Economic Future.
Maintaining the Strength of American CapitalismDecember 6 2019 8:00AM
Should we be alarmed by recent trends in market concentration? What do persistently low interest rates imply for decisions about when to address America’s unsustainable fiscal trajectory? Will policy proposals such as Medicare for All, Universal Basic Income, or Wealth Taxes achieve their desired aims? This event coincided with the release of the Economic Strategy Group policy volume Maintaining the Strength of American Capitalism featuring a collection of eight policy memos written by leading experts on key the pressing economic policy challenges confronting the American economy.
Expanding Economic Opportunity for More Americans: Bipartisan Policies to Increase Work, Wages, and SkillsFebruary 4 2019 8:30AM
Despite a historically long recovery, the U.S. economy continues to face significant, long-term challenges. Many workers find themselves lacking the requisite skills and training to thrive in the modern economy. Most low- and middle-income workers have not seen meaningful increases in their wages, and many have fallen out of the workforce altogether. Geographic disparities in economic opportunity have become more pronounced: prosperity is increasingly concentrated in certain regions and cities, while other communities, particularly those in rural areas, have fallen further behind. Taken together, these challenges, though vexing and deep-rooted, are not insurmountable. As the 116th congress begins, lawmakers have ample opportunities to come together to advance bipartisan solutions to these challenges. The Economic Strategy Group highlights some of these opportunities with the release of Expanding Economic Opportunity for More Americans, a series of policy proposals that aim to expand economic opportunity for more Americans.