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Format: 08-27-2015
Format: 08-27-2015
On March 15, 2013, the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held hearings on the London Whale scandal. The indomitable and indefatigable Chairman Carl Levin, ably supported by the...
March 19, 2013 | Report |
My name is Wallace Turbeville. I am a Senior Fellow at Demos, a national public policy organization working to reduce political and economic inequality, advancing a vision of a country where we all...
March 14, 2013 | Testimony |
Demos strongly urges the members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to vote in favor of confirming Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for a full term. Director...
March 11, 2013 | Advocacy Letter |
This is the second of a series of articles, entitled “The Financial Pipeline Series”, examining the underlying validity of the assertion that regulation of the financial markets reduces their...
March 8, 2013 | Report |
Today, it is common for employers to look at job applicants’ personal credit history before making a hiring decision. According to a survey of human resources professionals, nearly half of employers...
March 4, 2013 | Report |
This paper offers an overview of the interplay between declining upward mobility and growing political inequality.
February 28, 2013 | Report |
This Explainer explores how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used in measuring our economic growth and whether alternative measures are also needed to provide a more comprehensive outlook of...
January 29, 2013 | Explainer |
Access to a post-secondary education is a vital aspect of the American dream, allowing for equality of opportunity and a stable pathway to the middle class for all who are willing to work for it...
December 20, 2012 | Report |
David Weerts
Thomas Sanford
Leah Reinert
Joblessness imposes steep costs on millions of unemployed workers and their families, requiring households to continue meeting basic expenses without their former income. The Great Recession and...
December 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Demos
This year’s holiday shopping season has started with a bang with 247 million shoppers (an all-time high and up from 226 million last year) spending an average of $423 each at local or online stores...
December 12, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Consumers Union
USPIRG