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Format: 08-27-2014
Format: 08-27-2014
These stories were taken from the thousands of stories submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when they requested comments about private educational loans and struggles with student...
August 21, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Just as postsecondary education is becoming increasingly vital to getting a good job and entering the middle class, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many New Yorkers. State policy...
August 7, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Fundamental to a healthy, thriving democracy is the participation of every eligible voter. Voter registration is a fundamental first step to bringing more voices into our electoral system. As the...
August 1, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Three years have passed since David (the American public) defeated Goliath (the big banks) and the Dodd-Frank Act became law. Implementation staggers forward and there have been some recent...
July 21, 2013 | Policy Brief |
CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler has often said that weak rules on regulatory jurisdiction across borders could blow a hole in the bottom of financial reform. He is right. In a recent speech on the...
June 14, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Problem: In the 2012 election cycle, state-level candidates and parties raised more than $108 million.1 All that money sways the decisions our leaders make from what’s best for New Yorkers to what’s...
January 30, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Demos
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
The share of workers without any retirement plan at work has risen dramatically over the past decade. The percentage of workers whose employer did not sponsor any type of retirement plan rose from 39...
November 28, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Today’s prolonged economic slump is fundamentally different from an ordinary recession. In the aftermath of a severe financial collapse, an economy is at risk of succumbing to a prolonged...
November 26, 2012 | Policy Brief |