Corporations

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....
07/21/2009
Publication
Washington, DC — As the United States Congress considers the Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009, which aims to establish national regulatory reforms for American ground transportation, a newly published study details the widespread failures of port trucking deregulation. ...
07/21/2009
Press Release
Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright co-authored (with the American Independent Business Alliance) the following amicus brief.  It was filed in July of 2009. The Supreme Court’s decisions in Austin and McConnell both are premised on the long-standing recognition that “the special...
07/15/2009
Publication
Safety, Labor and Passenger Concerns Highlighted; Calls for National Task Force to Investigate Air Travel Problems New York — A spate of airline tragedies and near misses this year, including the crash of a Continental/Colgan flight heading into Buffalo, New York, have called America's...
06/26/2009
Press Release
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,...
06/24/2009
Publication
Testimony of Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright before the Boston City Council on Campaign Finance Reform. 
04/09/2009
Publication
Concerned groups The Brennan Center for  Justice at NYU School of Law (“Brennan Center”), Common Cause, Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action (“Dēmos”), The League of Women Voters of the United States (“the League”), and U. S. Public Interest Research Group (“U.S. PIRG”), by their...
03/09/2009
Publication
Testimony of Demos' Democracy Program Legal Director on restoring contribution limits in Vermont, delivered before the Vermont House Government Operations Committee on February 5, 2008.
02/05/2008
Publication
The Supreme Court today turned back a constitutional challenge to spending limits for student government campaigns at the University of Montana, denying review of a June 2007 ruling by the Ninth Circuit that upheld the limits. The Supreme Court's action is a victory for the Associated Students of...
01/07/2008
Press Release
Bill Moyers Journal Watch here Bill Moyers sits down with author and professor Benjamin Barber to discuss how he believes capitalism threatens American democracy. Read full transcript here.
12/20/2007
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