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Format: 11-19-2017
Format: 11-19-2017
Public Briefing is an occasional white paper series by the Public Works program of Demos. These papers include summaries of research and reports as well as essays and articles related to the work of...
September 26, 2005 | Policy Brief |
While real income gains were realized during the economic boom over the latter half of the 1990s, the average American's credit card debt rose faster than ever before. While balances grew faster for...
May 11, 2005 | Policy Brief |
Javier Silva
Rebecca Epstein
In April 2005 Demos urged Congress to recognize the fragility of our debt driven consumer economy when considering the bankruptcy "reform" bill (S. 256/H.R. 685) that had been passed by the Senate...
April 12, 2005 | Policy Brief |
After a careful review of dozens of surveys and thousands of survey questions, most conducted within the past five years, the author categorized several images of government that emerge from existing...
March 25, 2005 | Policy Brief |
Meg Bostrom
Many Americans have reduced the equity in their home to pay off credit card debts and cover day-to-day expenses. More troubling still is evidence that many appraisers fraudulently inflate property...
March 15, 2005 | Policy Brief |
Passage of the bankruptcy bill would make it harder for families struck by financial misfortune to get back on track. It would benefit the very profitable ($30 billion in 2004) credit card industry...
February 24, 2005 | Policy Brief |
EOP Staff
In response to ever-increasing financial pressures, families have come to depend on high-cost credit as a way to bridge the gap between stagnant or decreasing incomes and rising costs. How are...
January 9, 2005 | Policy Brief |
Javier Silva
For the first time since its decision in Buckley v. Valeo nearly 30 years ago, the Supreme Court has agreed to review the  constitutionality of campaign spending limits.  The case,...
January 1, 2005 | Policy Brief |
NVRI
Millions of citizens were disenfranchised in the 2000 election when they were denied their right to vote. In response, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), which purported to...
October 28, 2004 | Policy Brief |
Ari Weisbard
Over the 1990s, credit card debt among young Americans rose dramatically—leaving many young adults over-extended and vulnerable to financial collapse. This briefing paper documents the rise...
October 13, 2004 | Policy Brief |
Javier Silva