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Economic Program

Focusing on growth and middle class success

Does raising the minimum wage really kill jobs?

A comprehensive study of state minimum wage hikes and jobs found that increases did not result in job losses—not in retail, accommodation, or in food service. LEARN MORE

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More on our Minimum Pension

by Jim Kessler, David Brown More ►

Capitalize Workers!

by Jim Kessler, Jonathan Cowan Raising the minimum wage has justifiably captured policy makers’ attention, but if the goal is to materially raise living standards for every American worker, we should also be calling for a minimum pension. Done right, this would not only create real wealth for the middle and working classes, it would use the power of financial markets to reduce wealth disparity instead of widening it. More ►

As the ACA Stands Up, Can Programs for the Uninsured Stand Down?

Square_thumb by David Kendall When the Supreme Court ruled that states have the option to decide whether or not to expand Medicaid, it left many hospitals vulnerable to staff cuts and even closures in states that are not expanding Medicaid. Given the uncertainty facing these safety net hospitals, it is very likely that programs like the 340B Drug Pricing Program will be needed. The Administration has an opportunity to bolster the oversight of programs like 340B to ensure the most vulnerable are protected. More ►

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Gabe Horwitz

Director of the Economic Program

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David Kendall

Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy

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David Brown

Policy Advisor, Economic Program

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Lauren Oppenheimer

Deputy Director of the Economic Program

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David Hollingsworth

Policy Advisor, Capital Markets Initiative

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John Vahey

Policy Advisor, Capital Markets Initiative

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Kimberly Pucher

Fellow, Economic Program

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