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Workforce and Entrepreneurship

More Work. Less Dependency.

Despite policymakers’ steps to “stimulate” the American economy, it remains in shambles. Inflation is reaching new highs, consumer confidence is through the floor, and government deficits are skyrocketing. But perhaps the most critical sign of our struggling economy is the poor state of America’s workforce.

More Work. Less Dependency. Source: U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

The power of work is a miracle.

Work helps provide meaning, transforms generations, and gives people the freedom to pursue happiness. Unfortunately, work is under attack.

Regulations on jobs at both the local and state levels make it difficult for individuals to get a job and earn a living. In addition, college degrees—once regarded as a surefire pathway to good-paying jobs—are leaving many graduates with crushing student loan debt that can take a decade to pay off. And to make matters worse, poorly designed benefit programs often incentivize dependency over work.

Only through commonsense measures—all of which existed prior to COVID-19—can policymakers ignite the economic recovery America needs.

Our Workforce and Entrepreneurship Experts
Alli Fick
Alli Fick

Research Director

Brian Sikma
Brian Sikma

Senior Fellow

Gabrielle M. Etzel

Senior Research Fellow

Haley Holik
Haley Holik

Senior Fellow

Jonathan Bain
Jonathan Bain

Senior Research Fellow

Jonathan Ingram
Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research

Nicholas Adolphsen
Nicholas Adolphsen

State Government Affairs Director

Scott Centorino
Scott Centorino

Senior Fellow

At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.

By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.