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Format: 05-29-2016
Format: 05-29-2016
Chicago’s 2015 mayoral race was one of the most expensive in the nation’s history, with big donors playing an outsized role in financing both candidates’ campaigns. In fact, over 90 percent of the...
April 28, 2016 | Report |
On the verge of the most expensive election in U.S. history—and six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision—Americans are demanding a government that is...
February 9, 2016 | Report |
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Foreword What if America truly had the world’s greatest democracy? Demos means “the people” of a nation, and it is the root word of democracy. Yet the diverse members of our extraordinary American...
January 20, 2016 | Report |
“For let it be agreed that a government is republican in proportion as every member composing it has an equal voice in the direction of its concerns…”  Thomas Jefferson Letter to Samuel...
December 15, 2015 | Report |
In the past two decades, we have gone from a system of financing higher education primarily through public investment, grant aid, and modest family savings, to one in which the majority of graduates...
November 24, 2015 | Report |
Summary & Key Findings The dramatic increase in wealth inequality over the past several decades now forms the backdrop for many of today’s most pressing public policy debates. Currently, the top...
November 24, 2015 | Report |
Tatjana Meschede, IASP
Lars Dietrich, IASP
Thomas Shapiro, IASP
Laura Sullivan, IASP
The freedom to vote is America’s most important political right outside of the original Bill of Rights, and it is also the most hard-won right. In the early years of our republic, only white...
September 16, 2015 | Report |
Today, the typical young person aspiring to go to college in the United States faces a higher education system that is fundamentally different from what previous generations enjoyed. For generations...
August 10, 2015 | Report |
This paper examines the differences in retail workers’ occupations, earnings, and schedules to reveal how employment in the retail industry fails to meet the needs of the Black and Latino workforce...
June 2, 2015 | Report |
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, NAACP
Today, taking out loans is the primary way individuals pay for college—a major shift in how our nation provides access to higher education. While concerns about the growth in college costs and...
May 19, 2015 | Report |