An effective government invests in its people, advances opportunities for shared prosperity, and raises the revenues needed to support the public structures that support inclusive economic growth. We advocate for responsible revenue-raising options, more transparency in and oversight of federal spending, and long-term investments in public infrastructure and services.

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Aug 25, 2015

CEG's Scott Klinger on Los Angeles Public Radio

CEG’s Scott Klinger talks with Los Angeles Public Radio’s Ian Masters about the effect of the dramatic stock market decline on Americans’ retirement security. The pair discuss ways the government could create ...

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Aug 24, 2015

Student Debt Matters to All of Us

A college degree is arguably the best investment a young person can make in his or her economic future.  A university education is associated with higher lifetime earnings, and lower risk of unemployment.

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Aug 21, 2015

Now You Can Yelp Your Favorite Federal Agency

Under a new agreement with Yelp— a website that allows people to locate and review local businesses— federal agencies will now be able to claim existing Yelp pages that already bear their name or create new pages. ...

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Aug 18, 2015

Five Laws That Made America a Better Place: What Congress Accomplished in 1965 Puts Today’s Lawmakers to Shame.

Our country has no shortage of big problems. While big challenges are nothing new for ...

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Resources & Research

Burning Our Bridges: Cutting Offshore Tax Rates Won't Fund Our Infrastructure or Create Jobs

This report identifies the 26 U.S. corporations with the largest stockpiles of untaxed ...

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2016 Public Protections Budget Dashboard

A critical function of government is to protect citizens from harm. We expect our national government to keep contaminated food off the grocery store shelves and out of restaurants; to prevent ...

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Fleecing Uncle Sam

Seven of America's 30 largest corporations paid their CEOs more last year than they paid in federal income taxes.

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