Rocketing inflation has become a headache for U.S. consumers, and President Biden has a go-to prescription. He says a key way to help relieve increasing prices is to pass a […]
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Biden’s Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can Afford Not to Do
WASHINGTON — As lawmakers debate how much to spend on President Biden’s sprawling domestic agenda, they are really arguing about a seemingly simple issue: affordability.Can a country already running huge […]
How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.
Typical 2-year-olds in Denmark attend child care during the day, where they are guaranteed a spot, and their parents pay no more than 25 percent of the cost. That guaranteed […]
In Social Policy Bill, Businesses See a Lot to Like. They Oppose It.
“People say they’re for this new stakeholder economy, that they’re committed to sustainability,” said Mr. Hollender, now the chief executive of the liberal American Sustainable Business Council. “But at the […]
From Cradle to Grave, Democrats Move to Expand Social Safety Net
WASHINGTON — When congressional committees meet this week to begin formally drafting Democrats’ ambitious social policy plan, they will be undertaking the most significant expansion of the nation’s safety net […]
Biden’s Proposals Aim to Give Sturdier Support to the Middle Class
Skeptics have warned of government overreach and the risk that deficit spending could ignite inflation, but Mr. Biden and his team of economic advisers have, nonetheless, embraced the approach.“It’s time […]
Biden Tax Proposal Keeps Financial Advisers Busy
Mr. Biden has cleared up some issues for the middle class in his proposal. He has recommended an exemption of $1 million on the capital gains of assets transferred to […]