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Format: 12-21-2014
Format: 12-21-2014
Introduction A fundamental task of government is to enact rules for human interactions. As Adam Smith explained long ago, among the functions of such rules is establishing binding agreements among...
December 17, 2014 | Report |
FOREWORD Dear Readers, Demos means “the people” of a nation, and it is the root word of democracy. Yet the diverse members of our extraordinary American demos have never enjoyed equal access to the...
December 11, 2014 | Report |
A la altura de ciento cincuenta años después de las enmiendas de reconstrucción, y más que una generación después de la revolución de los derechos civiles, lograr una verdadera equidad racial sigue...
December 11, 2014 | Report |
Key Findings The notion that all citizens have a voice in our country’s governance is at the center of the American ideal of democracy. Yet the role of corporate and private money in our political...
November 24, 2014 | Report |
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, Americans battered by job loss, foreclosure, and plummeting home values tightened their belts and paid down debt. The Latino community, hit particularly hard...
October 27, 2014 | Report |
Preface Globalization as presently structured is corrosive of political democracy and specifically of the ability of citizens and national governments to harness a market economy for a broad public...
October 7, 2014 | Report |
Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap with New Rigor Wealth is critical for family financial security and the capacity to build a better life. It can provide a lifeline during hard times...
September 3, 2014 | Report |
IASP
Thomas Shapiro
Tatjana Meschede
Laura Sullivan
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2010 and 2011, Maryland and New York took bold steps to correct the problem known as prison gerrymandering, a problem resulting from the United States Census Bureau’s practice of...
August 15, 2014 | Report |
Erika L. Wood
INTRODUCTION While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis of the late 2000s, it is increasingly recognized that these...
July 7, 2014 | Report |
Lew Daly
Executive Summary  This study examines New Jersey employers’ experiences with employees who need time off to care for a seriously ill child or family member or to bond with a new baby since 2009...
June 24, 2014 | Report |
Eileen Appelbaum