Update: Demos is pleased to report that on Friday, November 3, Washington Superior Court Judge Beth Andrus dismissed this misguided challenge to Seattle's Democracy Voucher...
November 6, 2017 | Allie Boldt
If you want to find a rare bit of consensus across the political spectrum—at least among the wonk class—start discussing the various ways higher education shows up in the tax code. Seemingly everyone...
November 2, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
This Halloween, Donald Trump’s “friend of the working man” costume is getting increasingly threadbare. While the purported billionaire has long tried to masquerade as an ally of the little guy—a...
October 30, 2017 | Amy Traub
We all know that an authoritarian regime launched a major effort to interfere with the 2016 elections, and that Trump and his allies would rather go off chasing mythic illegal voting than get to the...
October 26, 2017 | Adam Lioz
Latino homeowners’ median net worth increased from 2013 to 2016, but the net worth of Latino renters* declined 22 percent. The median net worth of Latino renters fell from $5,200 to $4,000 (Figure A...
October 19, 2017 | Algernon Austin
While income inequality in the United States is at historically high levels, wealth inequality is even more severe. Wealth—assets minus debts—is increasingly recognized as the most important measure...
October 10, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Newly released data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances reveal that the downward slide in wealth for African Americans in the 21st century is finally over. The ...
September 28, 2017 | Algernon Austin
“At this point, the whole race thing is over . . . it doesn’t matter anymore. We’ve transcended it. Now we have a black president, so clearly we are not racist,” stated one young woman after the...
September 20, 2017 | Algernon Austin