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Format: 12-18-2014
Format: 12-18-2014
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents new research on the scope of federally-supported employment in the private economy and shows how, using our over 1.3 trillion dollars in federal purchasing, the...
June 18, 2014 | Report |
Key Findings Walmart investors committed to long-term firm performance would benefit from reallocating resources. If Walmart redirected the $6.6 billion spent on share repurchases in 2013 toward...
June 4, 2014 | Report |
Executive Summary Today, women make up nearly half of America’s workforce, and there is little question that their success in the economy is critical to the nation’s prosperity. Yet every day across...
June 2, 2014 | Report |
In today’s economy, a college education is essential for getting a good job and entering the middle class. Yet, despite this reality, college costs are rising beyond the...
May 2, 2014 | Report |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Mark Huelsman
What differentiates households that accumulate and carry balances on their credit cards from those that don’t have debt? Building on a national survey of 1,997 households, this study examines two...
May 1, 2014 | Report |
The link between income inequality and economic instability has drawn renewed attention from economists, policy makers, global financial institutions, media, and investors. From Davos to Wall Street...
April 22, 2014 | Report |
Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. In a government of, by and for the people, casting a ballot is the fundamental means through which we all have a say in the political decisions that affect our...
February 19, 2014 | Report |
American democracy is based upon the fundamental principle of one person, one vote—the simple notion that we are all equal before the law and should have an equal say over the government...
February 5, 2014 | Report |
Adam Lioz
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
The City of Detroit’s bankruptcy was driven by a severe decline in revenues (and, importantly, not an increase in obligations to fund pensions). Depopulation and long-term unemployment caused Detroit...
November 20, 2013 | Report |