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Economic Program

Focusing on growth and middle class success

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Why not a Minimum Pension?

47% of full-time workers aren't in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. A Minimum Pension – just 50 cents an hour worked – would create a nest egg of $160,000 at retirement.

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    Minimum Pension
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    Motherhood/Fatherhood
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    $10K Degree
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    Wayward Sons

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Why not growth?

Square_thumb by Jim Kessler It polls well, and it's arguably the most important economic issue. So why don't Democrats talk about it? In this op-ed for Republic 3.0 Jim Kessler makes the case for why Democrats ought to be obsessed with economic growth. More ►

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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    Underappreciated: Dodd-Frank & The Pursuit of Financial Stability

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    October 7, 2014

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Gabe Horwitz

Director of the Economic Program

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David Kendall

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David Brown

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Deputy Director of the Economic Program

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