An Equal Say And An Equal Chance For All


Bias in our big money political system undermines racial equity

New report: rules and markets work together

How big-box retailers turn economic power into political influence

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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Does America’s skepticism of the legal system begin and end with a podcast? Americans celebrate our country as a “nation of laws.” Over 12 episodes, however, a single podcast has illuminated just how...
December 18, 2014 | Donovan X Ramsey
This week, workers gathered on the steps of New York’s City Hall, singing carols to raise awareness about the problem of employment credit checks. From positions as dog walkers to jobs doing...
December 18, 2014 | Amy Traub
A terrorist held people hostage in Sydney, Australia a few days ago. In response to this emergency, Uber jacked up the fare price for its services. This caused a backlash because people don't like to...
December 17, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Walmart is under scrutiny after claims that their political action committee is using illegal methods to persuade employees to donate to its PAC. The complaint, filed with the FEC, alleges that...
December 16, 2014 | Chelsea McKevitt


Introduction A fundamental task of government is to enact rules for human interactions. As Adam Smith explained long ago, among the functions of such rules is establishing binding agreements among...
FOREWORD Dear Readers, Demos means “the people” of a nation, and it is the root word of democracy. Yet the diverse members of our extraordinary American demos have never enjoyed equal access to the...

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