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March 4, 2021

Rebuilding the Public Sector for Economic Recovery and Resilience

Sara Hinkley, Ph.D explains how decades of public disinvestment at the local, state, and national levels set the country up for a harsh, prolonged, and profoundly unequal recession, which can be remedied with increased government spending that will make the economy more productive and resilient.

February 25, 2021

Polling: CTC and EITC expansions broadly popular, reduce poverty, benefits tens of millions

Increasing the Child Tax Credit and expanding the Earned Income Tax credit would lift millions of Americans out of poverty, drive the child poverty rate down to historic lows, and put money into the pockets of those families who have been hurt most by the COVID-19 crisis. Our recent polling…

December 9, 2020

How Much Emergency Relief Will it Take to Revive the US Economy?

Dr. Adam S. Hersh and Dr. Mark Paul explain why the federal response must include bold emergency measures — including economic relief upward of $4.5 trillion in the short-term and automatic triggers — to contain the Covid-19 public health crisis and prevent long-term economic damage.

November 2, 2020

The State of the Economy Ahead of the Election

This paper finds that the manufacturing workers in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have fared the worst under the Trump Administration's trade and industrial policies.

September 28, 2020

Promises Unfulfilled: Manufacturing in the Midwest

This paper finds that the manufacturing workers in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have fared the worst under the Trump Administration's trade and industrial policies.

September 16, 2020

How Trade Policy Failed U.S. Workers — And How to Fix it

This report examines the failures of U.S. trade policy over the past several decades and then focuses on how future trade policy should be reoriented to serve the public good, not wealthy special interests.

August 7, 2020

Unemployed Workers and Benefit “Replacement Rate”: An Expanded Analysis

We investigate average unemployment insurance (UI) replacement rates across industries using estimates of wage- and non-wage compensation and find that 60 percent of unemployment insurance claimants work in industries where the average total compensation exceeds the average weekly UI benefit.

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 and The End of Laissez-Faire Globalization

This paper exposes the flaws in U.S. trade policy that have caused shortages of life-saving medical supplies like masks and ventilators needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 15, 2020

Trade Deals Aren’t Enough: Fixing the Tax Code to Bring American Jobs Back

This paper lays out how federal tax policy encourages and incentivizes offshoring, failing workers, businesses, and the economy.

November 25, 2019

WE ARE THE ECONOMY

This report summarizes the Groundwork Collaborative's economic roundtable series.

November 7, 2019

The Costs of Being Poor: Inflation Inequality Leads to Three Million More People in Poverty

This brief examines how accounting for differential inflation impacts poverty and income inequality.

October 24, 2019

How Technology Changes the Balance of Power in the Labor Market

This brief reviews some of the ways technology tips the balance of power in the labor market in favor of corporations and away from workers.

July 29, 2019

Mosaic National Multi-Modal Survey Toplines

This survey breaks down the responses used in the Latinx and Black American Reports.

July 29, 2019

Black Americans in the Mosaic

This memo presents findings from this study as pertains to responses gathered from Black adults.

July 29, 2019

Latinx Americans in the Mosaic

This memo presents findings from this study as pertains to responses gathered from Latinx adults.

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