Like all of us at Demos, I read the news of the murder of two NYPD officers and the attempted murder of a Baltimore woman with a feeling of horror. In a society so riddled with violence, access to...
December 22, 2014 | Heather McGhee
Does America’s skepticism of the legal system begin and end with a podcast?
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.
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
In a speech on the Senate floor on Saturday, Senator Elizabeth Warren called out to the toxic connection between money in politics and financial crisis. Demos' report Stacked Deck found...
December 15, 2014 | Joseph Hines
I probed the Survey of Consumer Finances microdata for the period 1989-2013 to determine how the finances of young people have evolved over the period. Here is what I found (spreadsheet). Debt (...
December 15, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
A government shutdown once again loomed, and familiar deadlines and ultimatums flew around Washington. And Congress just used the threat to loosen the rules created in the wake of the financial...
December 12, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville