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.



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 Reform, Fiscal HealthHealth Care



High-Quality Early Education and Care Requires High Standards for Early Educator Qualifications

There is increasing consensus about the critical importance of children’s development in the earliest years and its impact on success in later life. High-quality early care and education depends, especially, on teachers who...

October 26, 2016  |   Blog   |  Early Learning, Fiscal Health



Miracle Cure? Why We Should Open the Door to More Foreign-Trained Nurses

Editor’s note: On the September edition of Policy Watch, a webcast series brought to you by The Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board, the authors, along with Executive Vice President...

September 01, 2016  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Health Care Reform,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, EducationPostsecondaryFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthHealth Care



The Latest CBO Budget Outlook: Why No News is Bad News for America’s Debt Problem

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their updated outlook for the federal budget.  As always, their forecast for the paths of federal revenue and spending are based on current law stretching over...

August 26, 2016  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism,  |  Fiscal Health, EducationFiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal Budget



On Brexit—and Learning from the Divorce

Many commentators have characterized the UK vote to separate from the European Union (EU), known as “Brexit” (for Britain’s exit), as a decision to break-up with—or “divorce”...

July 22, 2016  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



When Globalization Goes Digital

American voters are angry. But while the ill effects of globalization top their list of grievances, nobody is well served when complex economic issues are reduced to bumper-sticker slogans – as they have been thus...

July 05, 2016  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic Growth



Debt King Trump, Bridge Builder Clinton Equal Bigger Deficits

May 23, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal Health



Associated Press: Diane Lim on Voters' Views of the Economy

May 18, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal Health



One Step Toward Fixing Our Broken Political System

In Chicago’s cash-strapped environment, it’s understandable that long-term investments often take a backseat to fixing the urgent problems at hand. But for democracy to flourish in the Windy City, one investment...

May 10, 2016  |   Blog   |  Money in Politics, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceFiscal Health



Early Education Podcast Series Features Policy & Business Leaders

April 13, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Early Learning, Fiscal HealthTax Reform



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

Please save the date for CED's 2016 Spring Policy Conference, which will take place on April 13-14 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The two-day event will convene national thought leaders from...

April 13, 2016  |   Event Democratic InstitutionsEducationEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



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

The 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 on government...

February 08, 2016  |     |  Money in Politics, Fiscal Health



Report Details Crony Capitalism in New Mexico

January 28, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Money in Politics, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceFiscal HealthEconomic Growth



Steve Odland Details Economic Harm of Crony Capitalism

Throughout our history, hard work, risk-taking, and trust in our free-market capitalist system have propelled our nation and millions of people up the economic ladder. But now nearly four in ten Americans believe that hard...

January 27, 2016  |   Blog   |  Sustainable Capitalism, Fiscal HealthEconomic Growth



Top Healthcare Stories for 2016: Drug Prices

A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times found that 20 percent of working-age Americans, who have health insurance, reported having problems paying their medical bills over the last year. This comes...

January 26, 2016  |   Blog   |  Health Care Reform, Fiscal HealthHealth Care



Diane Lim Talks Federal Budget Outlook in Wall Street Journal

January 21, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal Health



Diane Lim and Monica Herk Lay Out 5 Questions for Presidential Debates

January 15, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Fiscal Health,  |  Postsecondary Education,  |  College- and Career-Ready,  |  Sustainable Capitalism,  |  Health Care Reform, Fiscal Health



Joe Minarik Weighs in on the State of the Union on CCTV America

January 14, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetGlobal Competitiveness



Steve Odland Explains the General Electric Headquarters Move

January 13, 2016  |   CED in the News Fiscal HealthEconomic Growth



Steve Odland Opines on State and Trajectory of Job Creation on FOX News Radio

January 08, 2016  |   CED in the News Fiscal HealthEconomic Growth



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