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Format: 11-27-2014
Format: 11-27-2014
Key Findings The notion that all citizens have a voice in our country’s governance is at the center of the American ideal of democracy. Yet the role of corporate and private money in our political...
November 24, 2014 | Report |
From Demos Senior Fellow and longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way In...
October 15, 2014 | Book |
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 |
Signed into law on May 22, 2009, the Credit CARD Act has benefited millions of households in ways that directly affect their monthly budgets. Demos’ 2012 National Survey on Credit Card Debt of Low-...
May 22, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of...
January 13, 2014 | Book |
In the wake of the worst effects of the Great Recession, African Americans, like Americans as a whole, are getting their balance sheets in order and paying down credit card debt. But new research...
December 4, 2013 | Report |
Catherine Ruetschlin
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
“Being poor is running in place.” Author John Scalzi wrote this about his own experience of growing up in poverty.1 Today it is not only poor families but many middle class families who are...
October 14, 2013 | Report |
Federal contractors perform many of the vital functions that keep our public services running— they clean and maintain many of our public buildings, make uniforms for our soldiers, and ...
September 24, 2013 | Policy Brief |
There is a growing, industry-wide movement for the fast food economy to work for everyone. This Thursday, August 29th, workers have called for a national strike that is expected to cross company...
August 28, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Just as postsecondary education is becoming increasingly vital to getting a good job and entering the middle class, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many New Yorkers. State policy...
August 7, 2013 | Policy Brief |