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Format: 06-23-2018
Format: 06-23-2018
In the wake of the worst effects of the Great Recession, African Americans, like Americans as a whole, are getting their balance sheets in order and paying down credit card debt. But new research...
December 4, 2013 | Report |
Catherine Ruetschlin
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
The City of Detroit’s bankruptcy was driven by a severe decline in revenues (and, importantly, not an increase in obligations to fund pensions). Depopulation and long-term unemployment caused Detroit...
November 20, 2013 | Report |
In August 2011, Congress passed a strange piece of legislation intended to bind itself into the future. In spite of persistently high unemployment and an unremarkable deficit-to-GDP ratio, and in...
November 11, 2013 | Report |
For our democracy to thrive, the freedom to vote must be fiercely protected for all citizens, regardless of class or privilege. Our representative form of democracy only works as intended when all...
November 4, 2013 | Report |
Lisa Danetz
The premise of the libertarian view of economics that has dominated public policy and public discourse at least since the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher is that markets work more...
November 1, 2013 | Report |
“Being poor is running in place.” Author John Scalzi wrote this about his own experience of growing up in poverty.1 Today it is not only poor families but many middle class families who are...
October 14, 2013 | Report |
INTRODUCTION: GOING DEEPER THAN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION A popular recent meme on liberal social networks and left-leaning blogs summarizes ideological differences as follows:  ...
October 8, 2013 | Report |
Jesse Graham
Ravi Iyer
Peter Meindl
INTRODUCTION In the three decades after the Second World War, low- and middle-income households enjoyed income gains that grew in tandem with rising GDP levels and actually outpaced the gains...
October 8, 2013 | Report |
Josh Bivens
* This essay is adapted from a lecture delivered on the occasion of the award of the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Bina Agarwal at the Lustrum Ceremony of the 55th Anniversary of the Institute...
October 8, 2013 | Report |
Bina Agarwal
This brief attempts to quantify just how much soaring debt levels impact college-educated households’ financial stability over a lifetime.
August 1, 2013 | Report |