Posts by Amy Traub

While Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was never exactly beloved by all, voters liked him a lot more before last week. That’s when Snyder signed legislation radically undercutting the state’...
December 18, 2012 | Amy Traub
The first astonishing thing about the nation’s credit reporting system is its sheer massive size: data is compiled and exchanged about 1.3 billion consumer credit accounts pertaining to 200...
December 14, 2012 | Amy Traub
We’ve been talking a lot this year on PolicyShop about the work of groups like Fast Food Forward, OUR Walmart, the Retail Action Project, the Restaurant Opportunities Centers,
December 5, 2012 | Amy Traub
It already seems like an age-old question: “Has Wal-Mart been good or bad?” This week, The Washington Post's  Ezra Klein is the one asking and weighing the costs to Walmart’s...
November 26, 2012 | Amy Traub
Are you breathing a sigh of relief, job applicants? If a prospective employer runs a background check prior to hiring you, the chances they’ll falsely learn that you’re an armed robber,...
November 9, 2012 | Amy Traub
There’s no question that Tuesday’s elections brought some significant wins for working people.
November 7, 2012 | Amy Traub
Happy Food Day! The Center for Science in the Public Interest has designated October 24 as a day “to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal...
October 24, 2012 | Amy Traub
The credit reporting industry has given us plenty to complain about:  credit reports too often contain errors,  the errors are fiendishly hard to fix, reports and scores are not accessible...
October 22, 2012 | Amy Traub