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A Plan to Revive the American Economy

A Plan to Revive the American Economy

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With grim economic news coming from many directions, it’s easy to get discouraged about our ability to repair the damage of years of failed economic policies. And yet, there are pragmatic solutions to our biggest challenges, including ways to restore health care and retirement security, to create family-supporting jobs, and to reestablish a leadership role in the global economy.

Collaborating with some of the nation’s top progressive thinkers, EPI researchers have been exploring and refining solutions for the better part of two years. Now, just in time for national debates on economic direction, EPI has compiled the best of these proposals into a small, easy-to-read Policy Handbook called A Plan to Revive the American Economy.

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Watch Toward Shared Prosperity, a brief video introduction to EPI’s Agenda for Shared Prosperity.

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