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Commentary March 21, 2023

Project Syndicate: The Fed must not flinch

“The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank are significant market events. But, given an overheated labor market and 1970s-like inflation, if the F…
News February 7, 2023

PBS NewsHour: WATCH: Economic policy and Biden’s presidency | 2023 State of the Union

Inflation and its impact on the wider economy and the lives of people across the country has dominated domestic policy concerns this past year. The PBS NewsHou…
News January 20, 2023

NPR Detroit: Why another debt ceiling fight looms in Congress

“Wendy Edelberg is the director of The Hamilton Project and a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She previously served as the Chie…
Commentary February 28, 2020

Podcast: Larry Summers & Jay Shambaugh on Progressive Tax Reform

Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh interviews former treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, now a professor at Harvard University, about reforming the tax c…
News April 15, 2019

Three Proposals to Give Americans a Tax Break and Increase Labor Force Participation

This tax season, some Americans will receive a financial boost from federal and state refunds while others will face unexpected payments. The Hamilton Project …
May 23, 2017

Across-the-Board Spending Cuts Do Not Make Children or the Economy Healthier

The difficult realities and constraints facing the U.S. federal budget, coupled with the evident value of investing in children and families, raise a complex q…
February 2, 2015

Investing in America’s Working Families with Affordable Child Care

James P. Ziliak
Previous Hamilton Project author James Ziliak comments on The President's proposal for a massive investment in our nation’s young children and working fami…
July 11, 2014

Making Child Care More Affordable for Working Families

James P. Ziliak
James P. Ziliak explores new legislation introduced this week that would dramatically reform government subsidies for child care, and compares it to his recent…
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