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Here’s an overview of inflation, why it matters, and how it’s managed.
These infographics portray headline results from each national survey that can help inform policymakers during and after this crisis.
A key assessment of poverty in America is the Official Poverty Measure (OPM), which is calculated by the United States Census Bureau using a range of income and economic data.
By making gradual changes to federal spending and revenue, lawmakers can not only stabilize our fiscal outlook, but provide long-run economic benefits for American families (in terms of real GNP growth) without inflicting undue damage on the U.S. economy in the near term.
On our current path, CBO projects that deficits will reach $1.0 trillion by 2022 and total $10.1 trillion over the next ten years.
A large, comprehensive plan that addresses our long-term structural deficits is clearly the best way forward for America’s future economy. However, more modest proposals, which would begin to take meaningful steps towards putting our debt on a sustainable path, would also be worthwhile.
Americans must task their newly elected officials with tackling the nation's debt — and hold them accountable for results.
The poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3 percent, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. This is the highest rate since 1994.
This panel convened voices from the private sector and academia to analyze the risk that high and rising debt poses to our economic future.