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January 28, 2015

Nearly 30 Percent of Workers in the U.S. Need a License to Perform Their Job: It Is Time to Examine Occupational Licensing Practices

Melissa S. Kearney
Nearly 30 percent of workers in the U.S. need a license to perform their job. It is important to realize that occupational licenses are not mere state-sponsore…
Commentary January 20, 2015

Comments by Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives

Sandy Baum | Judith Scott-Clayton
Previous Hamilton Project authors Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton comment on President Obama's recent proposal to eliminate tuition for America's c…
Commentary January 9, 2015

Harry Holzer Comments on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives

Harry J. Holzer
Recent Hamilton Project author Harry Holzer provides commentary on two new initiatives by President Obama for expanding college opportunities and training for …
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…
Commentary June 25, 2014

Harry Holzer Comments on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Harry J. Holzer
Hamilton Project Author Harry Holzer comments on recent legislation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
June 13, 2014

Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Policy Priority

Ben Harris
A new Hamilton Project blog post provides an overview of the poverty crisis facing America, and the implications of poverty for America’s economic and social w…
Commentary April 30, 2014

The First Step to Cutting the Red Tape: Better Analysis

Hamilton Project Advisory Council member Michael Greenstone testified before the Joint Economic Committee, focusing on how to design a regulatory structure tha…
March 26, 2014

A New Approach to Making Work Pay

Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray introduced the "21st Century Worker Tax Cut Act" to establish a new deduction for married couples who are both …
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