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Format: 11-23-2014
Format: 11-23-2014
"We've got to deal with the conflicts. If I hire S&P or Moody's to be my consultant and show me how I can do this and that to get an investment-grade rating or [an] even higher rating, they...
June 1, 2010 | Policy Brief |
The major credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Standard & Poors, and Fitch, bear a heavy burden of responsibility for the financial meltdown. It was their seal of approval that enabled Wall Street to...
May 12, 2010 | Policy Brief |
[RELATED: Read Demos' Letter in Support of the SAFE Banking Act, here.] Our financial system has become dominated by institutions that are "too big to fail." Moreover, as FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac has...
April 22, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Dear Senator: Demos is a national, non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization. As part of our research into policies to promote broadly shared prosperity, we have investigated the...
April 21, 2010 | Advocacy Letter |
Watch LIVE today, Wednesday, October 26, the CFPB's Raj Date will speak in Minneapolis about student loans at 1 PM Eastern. Streaming video below. America's students are facing a serious threat...
December 2, 2009 | Policy Brief |
Testimony of Margrete Strand Ranges, Director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program Demos, in collaboration with a variety of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, helped prepare...
November 17, 2009 | Testimony |
As industry after industry was deregulated in the late 1970s and 1980s, the promise was of more competition, more innovation and more consumer choice. But as the Demos series of reports on...
July 21, 2009 | Report |
David Bensman
Hundreds of thousands of families lost their homes because of loans that were often not fully explained or under¬stood. Beyond the Mortgage Meltdown distills the origins and nature of the crisis in...
July 15, 2009 | Report |
In this wideranging new Demos report on the airline industry, co-authors James Lardner and Robert Kuttner trace the industry's current troubles back to the decision, three decades ago, to lift most...
June 24, 2009 | Report |
Distinguished Senior Fellow Robert Kuttner Testifies Before the House Financial Services Committee on the systemic risks of financial innovation coupled with deregulation.
October 2, 2007 | Testimony |