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Prosperity Economics

A Progressive Economic Narrative

Mike Lux | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama's State of the Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there's a background story on getting to the president's message last night.

Economic Optimists and Pessimists

Mike Lux | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If the middle class engine isn't purring, the economic road to recovery will be bumpy at best. We need to do some big things to rebuild this economy for the long term.

Forward, Now

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Mishel

Democrats across the country won this week because voters support elected officials who embrace this vision of prosperity economics. The president has said that economic policy must focus on rebuilding the middle class. Prosperity economics would deliver this promise.

Insecurity Separates Middle Class From Romney, Ryan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

While the middle class is losing faith, two Yale researchers say it doesn't have to be that way. In their plan, everyone benefits, but it's not a strategy likely to be adopted by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, who have never experienced the pain of economic insecurity.

For Prosperity Economics to Work We Must Leverage America's Growing Diversity as an Asset

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

Prosperity Economics provides an excellent policy platform for building an equitable and sustainable economy. The nation is now undergoing an unprecedented demographic transition, and it is time for policymakers to incorporate these solutions into national policy.