Pillar: Strengthening the Middle Class

05.09.2018 | Press

Vice President Joe Biden’s 5 ideas for helping America’s middle class

“A strong middle class breeds opportunity,” former Vice President Joe Biden said at a recent Brookings event, yet “if we have a weak middle class, we have a fractured country.” Vice President Biden delivered the keynote address at a forum co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Biden Foundation to launch the institution’s new Future of the Middle Class Initiative.

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09.19.2018 | News Releases

Joe Biden Speaks at the Century Foundation

On Thursday, September 13, Vice President Joe Biden joined the Century Foundation for “Building a High Wage America: Lessons from […]

03.12.2018 | Press

Joe Biden Discusses Income Inequality at Northwestern

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech Friday on U.S. income inequality and uneven economic growth at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Ben Harris, a visiting associate professor at Kellogg who served as Biden’s chief economist and economic adviser, helped arrange the event and offered a preview of the speech earlier in the week…

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11.30.2017 | Press

Biden Foundation launches forum on middle class economics

Former vice president Joe Biden’s foundation announced Wednesday the launch of the Biden Forum, an online conversation on the future of work and equality in America.

The decision follows Biden’s lifelong commitment to fighting for working Americans, the Biden Foundation said in a statement. The Biden Forum will expand on ideas to strengthen the middle class, increase economic equality and expand opportunities for all…

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01.31.2017 | Press

Biden: We Have to ‘Restore the Basic Bargain’ of Middle Class

Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday lauded the progress of the Obama administration in strengthening the U.S. working class and laid a vision for future reforms that should “make this resurgence permanent.”