Economic Mobility


, CT Mirror
Occupational licensure reform opens opportunities for former offenders —and everyone else
Sarah Wall

Connecticut’s 2022 legislative session certainly gave journalists and policy wonks a lot to talk about. For 12 short weeks, hours of coverage were devoted to some successful pushes —including…

, Washington Post
Poor mothers get shut out of the Child Tax Credit, our research finds
Ashley Nunes

With the midterm elections coming, Democrats are trying to push through key legislative priorities — including renewing the child tax credit (CTC), which gives working parents a credit for…

, RealClearPolicy
How To Save the Child Tax Credit
Ashley Nunes

American families are struggling in today’s economy. From the rising costs of food and gas to ballooning home prices, too many Americans are at risk of slipping into poverty. That’s why now is a…

New Study Highlights How Child Tax Credit Leaves Poor Mothers Behind
Corie Whalen

WASHINGTON (May 4, 2022) – A study released today led by Ashley Nunes, the R Street Institute’s director of competition policy, analyzes the history of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), provides…

, The American Spectator
Power to the Judges!
Steven Greenhut

The rule of thumb with progressives and California’s robust initiative, referendum, and recall process is that they’re in favor of giving the people the power to control their government —…

, The Hill
The Hill’s Sustainability Report: After massive Haiti earthquake, thousands await medical care
Ashley Nunes

From The Hill:

The high SUV sales can be seen as a reflection of consumer choice – except that consumers don’t have much choice, as innovation policy expert Ashley Nunes told The Sacramento…

R Street Vote Alert: Vote NO on H.R. 842, the PRO Act of 2021
Anthony Lamorena

The R Street Institute urges all members to vote NO on H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021.

R Street’s Competition Policy Program identifies policies that accelerate…

How Red State/Blue State Differences in Housing Might Tip the Election
Jonathan Bydlak


“A lot of the differences you see between red states and blue states reflect the urban-rural divide. Urban areas have traditionally voted more Democrat, and rural areas have…

‘War on suburbs’ is more about politics than reality
Steven Greenhut

As Republicans battle Democratic electoral advances in the nation’s politically pivotal suburbs, they’ve been sounding the alarms about a liberal plot to dismantle our beloved single-family…

Legislatures are Giving Local Communities the Right Tools to End the Housing Crisis
Antonia Passalacqua

In major cities coast to coast, it is no secret that housing prices are virtually unaffordable for working-class Americans of nearly all socioeconomic levels. As a result, these exorbitant rent…

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