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Women Are the Biggest Losers from Failure to Raise Minimum Wage

Boosting the minimum wage will be a particular boon to women and people of color, who make up a disproportionate share of minimum wage earners, argue David Madland and Nick Bunker.

by David Madland and Nick Bunker | Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Herman Cain’s Opportunity Zones Plan Relies on Failed Policies

Nick Bunker picks apart the Republican presidential candidate’s plan for prosperity, which would give workers a smaller slice of the economic pie.

by Nick Bunker | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

An Increased Minimum Wage Is Good Policy Even During Hard Times

T. William Lester, David Madland, and Nick Bunker explain why a minimum wage hike is good for the economy and won’t lead to more job losses.

by T. William Lester, David Madland, Nick Bunker | Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Video: What Is a Living Wage?

play_alt icon Video A video from CAP Action's American Worker Project explores what a living wage is and how it helps families, businesses, and the economy.

| Friday, February 11, 2011

Creating Good Jobs in Our Communities

book_alt2 icon Report T. William Lester and Ken Jacobs examine living wage laws and how they affect job growth and economic development.

by T. William Lester and Ken Jacobs | Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jobs Are the Answer to Low Public Approval

book_alt2 icon Report Analysis from David Madland and Hannah Walton shows, throughout history, public opinion of the government improves as the employment rate rises.

by David Madland and Hannah Walton | Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Progressive Future Is Here

book_alt2 icon Report The Millennial Generation cares most deeply about economic issues and strongly support a progressive agenda to get the economy back on track.

by David Madland | Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lessons from the Financial Crisis for Retirement Security: Building Better Retirement Plans

CAPAF's Christian E. Weller testifies before the House Committee on Education and Labor about building better retirement plans.

by Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Millennial Economics: It Don’t Matter if You’re Black or White (or Hispanic)

book_alt2 icon Report Study from Amanda Logan and David Madland shows that young adults' opinions on the economy are becoming more alike and more progressive.

by Amanda Logan and David Madland | Monday, October 6, 2008