Inclusive Capitalism: Expand the Table and Add a Seat

By Zane Heflin — October 21, 2021

Despite continued worries about COVID-19, inflation, and supply chain issues, the U.S. economy and the labor market remain surprisingly strong. However, the over $5 trillion in COVID relief funds that Congress has appropriated since March 2020 won’t last forever. As America looks toward a post-pandemic world, Washington needs an equal focus on both growing the economy and making it more inclusive.

Facts At-A-Glance

  • Women lost 5.4 million jobs between February 2020 and February 2021

  • The U.S. economy could gain between $78 billion and $87 billion if former prisoners had the same employment prospects as the rest of the working-age population

  • A growth rate of 3% between 2016 and 2030 would make the U.S. economy nearly $3 trillion larger

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