This week I am going to write a series of posts on the economic plight of disabled adults between 2000 and 2013 using the American Community Survey. Today's post is primarily about poverty. Before...
July 6, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
The Obama Administration passed new overtime rules that make 4.6 million more people eligible for overtime protections. In the resulting commentary, I've noticed some claiming it has certain...
July 2, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
The most sacred right in our democracy is the right to vote. In the next week, Delaware has the opportunity to make that right stronger than ever before.
June 30, 2015 | Heather McGhee
Derek Thompson had a piece in The Atlantic about the possibility of robot-fueled declines in employment. The most interesting part of the piece is not speculations regarding whether it...
June 29, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld that the discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act do not need to show explicit discrimination, but can include “disparate impact” claims....
June 25, 2015 | Sean McElwee
The retail industry is one the largest sources of new jobs in the US economy, employing 15 million Americans and accounting for 1 out of every 6 private sector jobs added to the economy last year.
June 24, 2015 | Amy Traub
On Thursday, June 25, Demos will join hundreds of concerned Americans in a rally for voting rights in Roanoke, Virginia, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v....
June 24, 2015 | Allie Boldt
Third Way, a centrist think tank, is making some waves with a new report examining how student debt is impacting students’ ability to graduate from college, and what it might be doing to them after...
June 19, 2015 | Mark Huelsman