Category: Policy & Research

Research, analysis, criticism and policies on topics of importance to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Raising minimum wage does not cost jobs:

What Happened When 18 States Raised Their Minimum Wage? Earnings rose, but not at the cost of employment. TANVI MISRA The biggest argument against raising the minimum wage is that it’s going to end up cutting jobs. By having to…

Austerity harms future prosperity:

Derek Thomas, M.P.A., and Jesse Marks, Yale Law School Legislative Advocacy Clinic Arbitrary Austerity Harms Future Prosperity: Framing Connecticut’s Long-Term Challenges and Opportunities A myriad of factors have contributed to the current budget crisis in Connecticut. Short-term fixes, particularly arbitrary…