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Fiscal Health


CED has a long record of advocacy for fiscal responsibility and sound macroeconomic policy. CED's "Fiscal Health Project" continues to generate innovative ideas, issue strong policy statements, and host public events to engage business leaders in the call for reform. CED's research advocates a comprehensive approach to reduce the federal budget deficit, including tax reform that broadens the base and reduces tax rates, and market-based solutions to slow the growth of healthcare.



Power of More Immigration

The future growth prospects of the US economy are severely constrained by a lack of working-age population growth. Fewer workers means less output without increases in productivity so large as to be highly unlikely. Increased...

January 17, 2018  |     |  Immigration, EducationEducationFiscal Health



Regulation and the Economy

Regulation is a major way in which government influences the U.S. market economy. The scope of government regulations is vast and reaches all sectors of the economy and all aspects of our daily lives....

September 27, 2017  |     |  Sustainable Capitalism, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



Trade Under Attack

Research shows that engaging in global trade increases economic prosperity. Policymakers should aid U.S. workers adversely impacted by global trade instead of working to protect U.S. jobs. Trade Under Attack details...

August 31, 2017  |     |  Sustainable Capitalism,  |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



The First 100 Days: Improving the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of  2010 (known informally as the ACA) was a well-intentioned attempt to deal with these issues, but in CED’s view, it has fallen short. Further reform...

February 27, 2017  |   Policy Position   |  Health Care, Fiscal HealthHealth Care



Spring Policy Conference: April 13-14, 2016, Washington D.C.

CED's 2016 Spring Policy Conference took place on April 13-14 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The two-day event convened national thought leaders from the business, policy, and academic sectors....

April 13, 2016  |   Event Democratic InstitutionsEducationEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Poll: New Mexico Business Leaders Concerned About Ethical Behavior of Elected Officials, Support Solutions

Poll ResultsThe Committee for Economic Development's commissioned survey looks at New Mexico business leaders’ perceptions about the influence of money in politics, campaign finance reform and transparency, the effects of crony capitalism...

February 08, 2016  |     |  Money in Politics, EducationForeign LanguagesFiscal HealthTax Reform



Crony Capitalism:  Unhealthy Relations Between Business and Government

Crony Capitalism: Unhealthy Relations Between Business and Government, focuses on the growing public perception of a crony form of capitalism in America, and discusses the three interconnected trends that we believe are primarily responsible for...

October 14, 2015  |   Policy Position   |  Money in Politics,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceFiscal HealthEconomy & Federal BudgetGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate Governance



Child Care in State Economies

Child Care in State Economies examines the child care industry’s effect on parents’ participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry’s state economic impact, including: usage...

August 01, 2015  |     |  Early Learning, EducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal Health



Adjusting the Prescription: CED Recommendations for Health Care Reform

CED’s latest paper on health care reform, “Adjusting the Prescription: Committee for Economic Development Recommendations for Health Care Reform,” describes how long-term improvement in quality, affordability, and access requires the right...

April 23, 2015  |   Policy Position   |  Health Care, Fiscal HealthHealth Care



Spring Policy Conference: April 22-23, Washington D.C.

Thanks to all who attended CED's 2015 Spring Policy Conference, held in Washington D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.CED’s policy conferences are forums for Members, senior policy makers, and industry leaders...

April 22, 2015  |   Event   |  Education, Democratic InstitutionsEducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



TIME FOR THE ECONOMY’S SEMESTER GRADES

By Joe Minarik Senior VP & Director of ResearchMany college students heading home for the winter holidays find that their grades are not far behind.  Some of those students are plotting to intercept...

December 18, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



Big Data’s Economic Impact

By Joseph Kennedy President of Kennedy Research, LLCBig Data is beginning to have a significant impact on our knowledge of the world. This is important because increases in human knowledge have always played a...

December 03, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic Growth



Oxford Analytica’s Background Briefing Book for CED

David Young, a CED Trustee and the Chairman of Oxford Analytica, has kindly provided CED with a background Briefing Book that features recent articles from the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.  These articles focus on...

November 19, 2014  |   Blog Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Patents 101

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesGlobal FilingsWorldwide patent applications have been increasing steadily for the last four years, following a brief decline after the 2008 financial crisis. Globally, over two...

October 29, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



2014 Lame Duck Legislative Issues

To:  Interested parties From:  Wexler | Walker Date:  October 20, 2014 Re:  2014 Lame Duck Legislative IssuesOverview: Only in Washington would we need to qualify what “must” be done by what ...

October 22, 2014  |   Blog Fiscal Health



Five Interesting Facts about Casino Gambling

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic Studies1. Dramatic Growth, But Demand For Gambling is Not UnlimitedCasino-style gambling in the United States has skyrocketed in the last 35 years, expanding from just two...

October 15, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal Health



October 2014 Trustee Update Call: Slowing Healthcare Cost Growth

By Joe Minarik Senior VP & Director of ResearchI was planning to talk about something else today, but a testy exchange (pardon the pun) in our local paper, the Washington Post, caught my attention....

October 15, 2014  |   Blog   |  Health Care,  |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetHealth Care



Russia and Argentina: Two Nations Behaving Badly

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesToday’s global economy is based on a complex set of norms under which major nations are supposed to behave. Russia, the eight largest...

October 01, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthGlobal Competitiveness



CED Co-Chair Maggie Wilderotter on Business Statesmanship

Maggie Wilderotter, CED's Co-Chair and the Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications, weighs in on how the U.S. business community can further commit to business statesmanship - having leaders actively engage in and...

September 30, 2014  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism, Fiscal Health



AUGUST ECONOMIC DATA AND SEPTEMBER FED

By Joe Minarik Senior VP & Director of ResearchWell, back to work.  And that includes toting up the key August economic data releases, and looking at the Federal Reserve’s policy decisions...

September 24, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, Fiscal HealthEconomic Growth



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