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Economic Program

Focusing on growth and middle class success

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Wayward Sons: The Gender Gap in Labor & Education

Autor & Wasserman explain how social family structure and economic forces like deunionization and globalization affect male achievement: REPORT | The New York Times

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    The American Dream
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The U.S. Corporate Tax Code is Bananas

Square_thumb by David Brown If any U.S. company seems ripe for moving to an island tax haven, it’s Chiquita. Based in Charlotte, the company’s sale of bananas, grown largely in Central America, accounts for two-thirds of its profits. But Chiquita isn’t bound for the tropics. It’s headed to Ireland, where the climate may be hostile to banana trees, but the cool 12.5 percent corporate tax rate feels just right. More ►

Elites focus on inequality; real people just want growth

Square_thumb by Bill Schneider The debate over inequality is one between two bitterly antagonistic elites: wealthy country club conservatives and educated NPR liberals. But what do ordinary voters want? No contest: they want an economic boom. 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

Senior 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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