Policymakers should take action to raise revenues, promote energy conservation, and reduce climate change.
Carbon taxes or a cap-and-trade systems that would increase energy-related and other prices must include measures to compensate for regional differences in energy costs and
Defined-contribution plan account holders should have to obtain written spousal consent to take payment from the account in a form other than a joint-and-survivor annuity.
Motor fuel taxes should be indexed for inflation and increased as necessary to fund transportation infrastructure and services.
Excise taxes on individual commodities, such as tobacco or alcohol, should at least keep pace with inflation, such as by levying them on an ad valorem basis.
Policymakers should preserve the existing stock and expand the availability of affordable, accessible, safe housing, particularly for those with the most severe cost burdens
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing with services.
Policymakers should mitigate the effects of foreclosures on renters.
Policymakers should mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.
Policymakers should improve financing options for manufactured housing.