Below are various policy briefs and op/eds that I have written or contributed to on issues related to my academic research.
Who Pays America's Taxes? for the Scholars Strategy Network
A brief I co-wrote with Vanessa Williamson clearing up the picture of who pays what taxes in the United States.
The Poor Do Pay Taxes in the Roosevelt Institute's Next New Deal
A Tax Day blog post making the case that contrary to popular belief, many poor Americans do pay taxes and states should do more to shield the poor from regressive taxation.
Why the American Unemployment Insurance System is in Financial Trouble for the Scholars Strategy Network
A brief I wrote for the Scholars Strategy Network sketching out why the American unemployment insurance system is in financial trouble, why it matters, and what can be done to improve the system's finance.
Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of Color for the Commission to Modernize Social Security
I participated in a Commission sponsored by the National Academy of Social Insurance to identify proposals to extend Social Security’s long term solvency while also modernizing the program to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.
A Young Person's Guide to Social Security for the Economic Policy Institute and the National Academy of Social Insurance
I co-authored a curriculum for high school and college students that outlines what young adults need to know about Social Security and social insurance and why these programs, and their future, matter to young adults. The curriculum was re-released in 2012 with new data.