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Format: 07-30-2014
Format: 07-30-2014
In 1935, with the passage of the Social Security Act, our national leaders made a promise to all citizens: after a lifetime of hard work, no older American would suffer from poverty in their old...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Home ownership is commonly understood as the quintessential marker of having arrived in the middle class: a family’s home is often the single largest asset that they own and has traditionally served...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Household debt is burdening millions of families and stifling economic growth in the nation as a whole. In the first half of 2011, 11 million American households – more than one in five homeowners –...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Personal debt can stand as an insurmountable obstacle to Americans wishing to build assets and secure a place in the middle class. In addition to the critical last resort of bankruptcy relief,...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Just as a postsecondary education has become essential for getting a decent job and entering the middle class, it has become financially out of reach for many of America’s young people. State support...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Just as postsecondary education has expanded opportunities for good jobs and entry into the middle class, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Americans. State policy decisions are...
August 20, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Center For Public Policy Priorities
In 1993, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)—commonly known as the “motor voter” law—to boost election participation by ensuring that all eligible citizens have ample...
August 8, 2012 | Policy Brief |
What does the acronym, “LIBOR,” stand for? The “London Inter-bank Offered Rate.” What does LIBOR represent? LIBOR is promoted as representing the average interest rate that large banks can borrow...
July 17, 2012 | Policy Brief |
UPDATE: Read the Demos study on the retail sector at large and how low wages impact workers and the economy.  Why is it that America no longer makes things the way we used to? Between 1980...
July 2, 2012 | Policy Brief |
  The report is timed to the two-day federal trial that starts tomorrow morning that will redraw Kansas’ legislative districts. If the Court were to adopt the House’s proposed map, Kansas would...
May 28, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Peter Wagner