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Pillar: Strengthening the Middle Class

04.11.2019 | Blog

Climate change may crush the U.S. economy, but fixing it could be the boost we need

By Rose Marcario Apr 11, 2019   After years of neglect by media, business, and politicians, the climate crisis is […]

04.03.2019 | Blog

Boosting employment opportunities for rural people and places

By James P. Ziliak Apr 3, 2019   Over 50 years ago, President Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty […]

03.27.2019 | Blog

Putting the middle class first means investing in child care

By Katie Hamm Mar 27, 2019 Investing in high-quality, accessible child care is a critical step to bolstering America’s middle […]

03.22.2019 | Blog

Why is it harder for LGBT people to be financially secure?

By Naomi Goldberg Mar 20, 2019 Everyone deserves a chance to provide for themselves and their families through hard work […]

03.15.2019 | Blog

Inheritance wealth: One reason the rich get richer

The Biden Forum Highlight is a series of quick reads on the middle class. Each week, editors at the Biden […]

03.13.2019 | Blog

A national policy on shares for the working middle class

By Joseph Blasi Mar 13, 2019 Strengthening the working middle class is impossible without a system that ensures more workers […]

03.06.2019 | Blog

Apprenticeships make our nation stronger

By Jennifer Boykin Mar 6, 2019 In today’s economy, many workers know they need to better their skills to move […]

03.01.2019 | Blog

When women succeed, their communities succeed

By Dr. Jill Biden Mar 1, 2019 Note: On Wednesday, February 20, Dr. Jill Biden delivered remarks in the plenary session […]

02.21.2019 | Blog

Changing policy to change the face of tech

by Reshma Saujani Feb 21, 2019 In the United States, a software engineer can expect to make about $106,000a year. That […]

02.19.2019 | Uncategorized

How to make manufacturing cheaper and more sustainable

By Congresswoman Haley Stevens Feb 19, 2019 The future of manufacturing remains the compelling question of the 21st-century economy: How […]

02.14.2019 | Blog

Racial equality is economic equality

By Darrick Hamilton Feb 14, 2019 Just over 75 years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union […]

02.08.2019 | Blog

A persistent gap in equal pay for equal work

The Biden Forum Highlight is a series of quick reads on the middle class. Each week, editors at the Biden […]

02.06.2019 | Blog

U.S. life expectancy is declining

The Biden Forum Highlight is a series of quick reads on the middle class. Each week, editors at the Biden […]

01.30.2019 | Blog

An African American path to the middle class

By Kilolo Kijakazi Jan 30, 2019 I am an African American woman from a middle-class family who has experienced upward economic […]

01.23.2019 | Blog

The high cost of job sprawl on the American middle class

By Dan Lurie Jan 23, 2019 Several years ago, the Detroit Free Press highlighted the story of James Robertson, a 56-year-old African […]