Sean McElwee

Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages
Make federal contractors do right by their employees
July 29, 2014

Tell federal agencies to stop contracting with firms that don't treat their employees well.

Natural Gas Will Not Save the U.S. Economy
We're racking up environmental debt, and still borrowing more
March 06, 2014

We're racking up environmental debt, and still borrowing more.

Republicans Suddenly Can't Stop Talking About "Mobility"
Too bad GOP policies are undercutting it
February 19, 2014

The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder. 

Forget the GDP. Some States Have Found a Better Way to Measure Our Progress.
February 03, 2014

Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.