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Format: 12-20-2014
Format: 12-20-2014
Unions were instrumental in creating the American middle class, and today they continue to empower millions of Americans to bargain for wages and benefits that are capable of sustaining a middle-...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Home ownership is commonly understood as the quintessential marker of having arrived in the middle class: a family’s home is often the single largest asset that they own and has traditionally served...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Household debt is burdening millions of families and stifling economic growth in the nation as a whole. In the first half of 2011, 11 million American households – more than one in five homeowners –...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society. It has made the United States the most hopeful and dynamic country on earth and it is a foundation of strong democracy....
September 4, 2012 | Report |
America’s experiment with the debt-for-diploma system has officially failed. Total student loan debt in the U.S. now tops $1 trillion – an unprecedented sum that represents the unprecedented...
April 25, 2012 | Policy Brief |
It’s been a politically and socially tumultuous year, with far too many setbacks and too few victories on the key challenges facing Americans today. Our Year in Review captures some of those ups...
December 22, 2011 | Report |
On Tuesday, December 13th, the Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled the RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act. The bill, if passed, would create more than 5 million jobs and save more than...
December 13, 2011 | Policy Brief |
Manufacturing once gave the U.S. its middle class majority. With the right trade and industrial policies, it can do it again. This special report by Demos and The American Prospect includes...
December 1, 2011 | Report |
Demos and The American Prospect
Massachusetts’ strong and vibrant middle class didn’t just happen. It was built brick by brick by the hard work of our parents and grandparents and the strength in numbers that came from the unions...
September 29, 2011 | Policy Brief |
Demos
The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day's work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. But the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid...
September 8, 2011 | Policy Brief |
Demos