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Moving from big money dominance of elections to a small donor democracy

Debt-free college would be transformative

Bias in our big money political system undermines racial equity

The vast majority of contributions came from large donors this cycle

One in every six African Americans lacks full representation on local councils

September 24, 2014

On PolicyShop, Matt Bruenig continues his series of analysis on the Federal Reserves recent Survey of Consumer Finances, this time...

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In yesterday's post, I pointed out that the Reformocon tax proposal provides less benefits to traditional families with stay-at-home parents than dual-earner families. Not mentioned in yesterday's...
January 23, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
$4.6 billion. According to the analysis of Americans for Financial Reform, that’s the amount the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned to over 12 million Americans who have been harmed by...
January 23, 2015 | Amy Traub
Much of the buildup to President Obama’s State of the Union address made it sound as if he was going to read chapter and verse from French economist Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st...
January 22, 2015 | Michael Winship
One of the interesting critiques of recent child-related tax proposals coming from the Right is that it penalizes families that want to have stay-at-home parents (I, II, III). These critiques are...
January 22, 2015 | Matt Bruenig

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In the five years since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision the dominance of big money over politics and policy has grown, seemingly without restraint and with dire consequences for...
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Dear Mayor de Blasio and Members of the City Council: As leaders in New York City who are concerned about economic and racial injustice, we call on you to enact Intro. 261, The Stop...
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