Infrastructure
Automation
Minimum Wage
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Bold public investment in infrastructure boosts the economy and is good for workers, but it must be done in a way that benefits the public.

While automation does displace workers in particular industries, there’s no evidence that it leads to overall joblessness or greater inequality. Read the report

EPI’s David Cooper examines the impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024 and finds it would lift wages for 41 million American working people. Read the report

Progressives should reject any attempts to cut taxes for high-income households and in the long run, effective tax rates for high income households should be increased.  Read the report

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