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Format: 02-20-2017
Format: 02-20-2017
Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein, Dēmos, a national, non-partisan public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal...
January 9, 2017 | Advocacy Letter |
Brenda Wright
Donald Trump campaigned as the champion of working-class Americans facing a system of crony capitalism supported by the federal government. There is no better example than the corporations that...
December 5, 2016 | Explainer |
Introduction A fundamental task of government is to enact rules for human interactions. As Adam Smith explained long ago, among the functions of such rules is establishing binding agreements among...
December 17, 2014 | Report |
I.  Introduction America’s economy has been an awesome engine of wealth creation over the past two generations, but the new prosperity has disproportionately gone to the wealthiest. Between 1979...
September 17, 2014 | Testimony |
Introduction In March 2013, acting under a controversial statute that authorized extraordinary action, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to replace the elected...
July 16, 2014 | Explainer |
In 2013, student debt surpassed $1.2 trillion,1 highlighting a disturbing new reality: for an increasing share of students, higher education comes at the cost of long term debt. In 1989, 41 percent...
April 24, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Demos
The premise of the libertarian view of economics that has dominated public policy and public discourse at least since the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher is that markets work more...
November 1, 2013 | Report |
This is the second of a series of articles, entitled “The Financial Pipeline Series”, examining the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets reduces their...
March 8, 2013 | Report |
It seems reasonable to ask that this law, which would give the Executive Branch the power to extend its version of cost-benefit analysis to independent agencies, show that its benefits are greater...
September 12, 2012 | Policy Brief |
We, the undersigned consumer, small business, labor, good government, financial protection, community, health, environmental, and public interest groups - strongly urge you to oppose S. 3468, the...
September 7, 2012 | Advocacy Letter |
Demos