New Year, Same Old Debt
February 04, 2019
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released its latest annual review of the state of the federal budget. This report does not make merry. Despite small improvements in...
Why the Fed Faces a Dilemma
February 04, 2019
The employment situation report today is a pleasant but puzzling surprise that poses an important dilemma for the Federal Reserve. The economy created 304,000 new jobs last month, which is far...
End the Shutdown with a Huge Bipartisan Immigration Deal
January 04, 2019
The federal government entered 2019 partially shut down. And at the same time, the stock market’s 2018 rollercoaster finale is stoking fears about the economy. Amid all the tumult, it...
New Human Capital Index Reinforces Early Education’s Economic Punch
December 21, 2018
A tight labor market has inspired both the public and private sectors to get serious about the present, and near future, of the American workforce. From the President’s...
Six Things You Need to Know About the New Budget Numbers
October 26, 2018
This fall’s Treasury end-of-fiscal-year budget accounting is an occasion for anxiety even greater than in the past.Here are six sad takeaways:1. The deficit is rising...
How Long Will This Economy Last?
October 07, 2018
The labor market of the American economy continued its march in a straight line upward in September. The unemployment rate hit 3.7 percent, which is the lowest level since 1969. The economy...
State Street Leaders Recognized as Champions of Women in Business
October 03, 2018
U.S. Skills Gap is Hurting Manufacturing
September 12, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a “listening tour” of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations...
Teachers Are the Key to Quality Education
September 04, 2018
As we pause this Labor Day to celebrate the nation's workers, we should also think about those whose profession helps prepare the citizens and workforce of tomorrow: early...
Are the Tax Cuts Working?
August 27, 2018
In this new age of instant communication, and its associated desire for instant gratification, people also expect instant answers. So no one should be surprised that the 2017 tax cuts, surely...