In the wake of the 2016 election, Opportunity America convened a bipartisan study group, cosponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, to consider the challenges facing working-class communities and craft a set of policy solutions. In November 2018, the group released its final report, Work, skills, community: Restoring opportunity for the working class – a slate of bipartisan proposals to create jobs, train and retrain workers and revitalize blue-collar communities.


BROOKS: The return of the chastened establishment New York Times, 11-22-18
Washington Journal, New report on the working class C-SPAN, 12-3-18
Call to expand federal aid for career education Inside Higher Ed, 11-29-18
STRAIN: Stop pretending the working class is helpless Bloomberg, 12-19-18
Think-tanks are having an existential crisis Financial Times, 11-28-18
Feds spend $9.5b to aid low-income, displaced jobless Newsmax, 11-27-18
Getting paid not to work Reason, 11-26-18
Here’s a better name for No Labels: Republicans The Intercept, 12-4-18
DC experts try to split Trump coalition, but refuse any immigration reforms Breitbart, 11-25-18
Study: ‘Marriage has declined dramatically’ among ‘working class’ Breitbart, 12-10-18
Labor saving technologies and the demise of the working class Morss Global Finance, 12-10-18
Saturday Extra Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National, 12-15-18
Robert Doar and Ben Harris on rejuvenating the American working class Banter: An AEI Podcast, 11-29-18
Making things work better for the working class Crain’s Cleveland Business, 10-12-18
Ohio listening tour comes to City Club Youngstown Vindicator, 10-2-18
Expanding opportunities for the working class WYSU 88.5 FM, 10-1-18
Report will argue for increased aid to community college students Crain’s Cleveland Business, 10-1-18
Working class Americans and the social safety net AEIdeas, 1-8-18
Visiting working class America Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, 10-4-17
How did marriage become a mark of privilege? New York Times, 9-25-17
Who is the working class? Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, 9-13-16