Some youngsters want to grow up to become artists or athletes or firefighters. Some want to be doctors or dancers. Charles Walker wanted to own a supermarket. “Ever since I can remember, I wanted my own grocery store,” he said over lunch on a quiet afternoon in snowbound Detroit last year. To...
In the first year after the recession, the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans took home no less than 93 percent of all income gains made in 2010. The lesson is clear: the middle class will not benefit from a growing economy unless progressive policies are in place to deliver widely shared prosperity.
One of the most troubling economic facts of the past few years is that many of the very same people who helped crash the economy saw their fortunes rebound the fastest after the financial crisis of 2008. Meanwhile, the innocent bystanders who had nothing to do with the financial crash -- e.g., most...
What would Jean-Jacques Rousseau say about our democracies if he were among us today? Intellectuals, political leaders, activists, and artists from both Geneva and the U.S. join forces to ask that question. Rousseau was an ardent defender of equality, justice and democratic participation....
Tamara Draut, Vice President for Policy and Programs at Demos, appeared on "Up with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC to explain that women in America are still earning less than their male counterparts.
Tamara Draut, Vice President for Policy and Programs at Demos, appeared on "Up with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC to call for greater focus on creating quality jobs in America.
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.
Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Benjamin Barber appeared on CNN's "Your Money" program to debate the important role of government in solving rising inequality in America.
For members of the Millennial generation -- those born in the 1980s and 1990s (though some measures include the late-1970s as well) -- self-expression and free speech are especially important with the proliferation of social media. Through avenues such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, this is an...
This is the second interview in the Black History Month series Perspectives on Black Politics in the Age of Obama. It has been selectively edited for print, but the full audio will be available at wbai.org. It is being published as a joint HuffPost Politics and Black Voices project. Clyde Williams...