Janet Yellen gave a speech about economic inequality recently. I found the speech pretty underwhelming. When someone says they only care about equality of opportunity, that's when I usually check out.
October 31, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
My recent Demos explainer discuss the implications of the class bias in voter turnout. Over the last three decades, research suggests, the class bias of the voting public has increased dramatically.
October 30, 2014 | Sean McElwee
My new study out this week from Demos and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) looks at credit card debt in the Latino community. But it isn’t ultimately about credit cards at all.
October 30, 2014 | Amy Traub
When many think of 21st century voter suppression, the first thing that might come to mind is the network of unnecessary voter ID laws that disproportionately affect the young, the elderly and voters...
October 30, 2014 | Donovan X Ramsey
Yesterday, I wrote about Denmark's high fast food wages and the bad arguments that are used to dismiss them. Also yesterday, Matt Yglesias came in with a new argument that is worth addressing here....
October 29, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last week, Demos and U.S. PIRG released a report, Big Money Dominates in Congressional Primaries, which shows how a small number of large donors play an outsized role in the candidate-selection...
October 29, 2014 | Seth Endo
The recent spike in global political-financial volatility that was temporarily soothed by ECB covered bond buying reveals another crack in the six-year-old throw-money-at-the-banks strategies of...
October 28, 2014 | Nomi Prins
Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse wrote in the New York Times about the relatively high wages of fast food workers in Denmark. It's an excellent piece in many ways, but I have some...
October 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig