After trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds, cheap loans and other forms of support, the biggest banks are bigger and more complex than ever. The crisis was widely blamed on the eager promotion by the nation's biggest banks of overcomplicated, deceptively advertised loans and securities. Experts...
Reviving American Manufacturing - Before It's Too Late. This special report by Demos and The American Prospect includes articles by Carolyn Bartholomew, Jeff Faux, Joan Fitzgerald, Leo Hinderey, Robert Kuttner, Richard McCormack, Harold Meyerson.
Paving the Way is part of a larger effort undertaken by the Topos Partnership and Public Works to create more constructive public dialog about public policy and economic outcomes. Promoting Broad Prosperity contains the complete findings and recommendations from this body of research...
The United States has long granted trade preferences to developing countries that meet various criteria. These criteria, which are stipulated by the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), have changed with time — reflecting U.S. economic and foreign policy priorities. While the criteria...
Since the Spring of 2007 and continuing into the Summer of 2009, Public Works: The Demos Center for the Public Sector and the Topos Partnership have collaborated on a Ford Foundation-funded effort to create a new public conversation on the role of government in the economy. This effort has included...
At this unique time in our nation's history, when we are faced with tremendous challenges on every front, experts and advocates for strengthening democracy came together to create new momentum and plans for the critical work that must be done. On August 2-4, 2009, they shared what they have been...
Even before the downturn, millions of households were experiencing difficulties meeting the most basic expenses. Now, as families experience declining home values and tightened credit markets, many are falling behind on their mortgage and credit card payments. This report shows how skyrocketing...
As industry after industry was deregulated in the late 1970s and 1980s, the promise was of more competition, more innovation and more consumer choice. But as the Demos series of reports on deregulation documents, often the most significant impact is on the quality and reliability of work....
In this wideranging new Demos report on the airline industry, co-authors James Lardner and Robert Kuttner trace the industry's current troubles back to the decision, three decades ago, to lift most federal regulation of air travel. The authors point out the rise in regional carrier flight hours,...