Great Recession

Senior Fellow David Callahan appeared on CNN's "Up Front" with Erin Burnett to discuss political shifts in France and Greece. Callahan explained that European citizens are realizing that austerity measures have only exacerbated the fiscal crisis and are calling on their leaders to invest in the...
05/08/2012
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Demos' Rich Benjamin defends the importance of the social safety net to working families struggling to make ends meeting during the recession.
03/14/2012
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Tamara Draut, Vice President for Policy and Programs, appeared on "Up with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC to explain that real public investment by government is key to digging the country out of the Great Recession.
03/05/2012
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Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert appeared on MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" to discuss the outlook for America's middle class. Herbert explained that our concept of the "American Dream" is likely to be redefined in coming years, including lower homeownership rates, more citizens renting, and...
02/27/2012
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Thom talks with a panel of experts (Robert Reich, Leo Hindery, Robert Borosage, Heather McGhee and Natalie Foster) on how to "take back the American Dream." The discussion focuses on three key elements: why and how we almost plunged into a second great depression, what kind of future will Americans...
02/22/2012
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On Tuesday, December 13th, the Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled the RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act. The bill, if passed, would create more than 5 million jobs and save more than $2 trillion. This is a comprehensive plan to put America back to work by reversing the failed...
12/13/2011
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According to Federal Reserve data, the Great Recession wiped out more than $16 trillion in household net worth, and more than two years into the recovery, households are still more than $7 trillion poorer than they were before the collapse. Such losses, combined with falling wages (average...
11/22/2011
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Demos' Tamara Draut sits down with Dylan Ratigan to discuss the Demos report "The State of Young America: Economic Barriers to the American Dream."
11/01/2011
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Watch Writer Nomi Prins on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.
10/24/2011
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