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Using new data, this report explores how families are increasingly using credit cards to meet their basic needs. This report also examines the factors driving this record-setting debt and the impact of deregulation on the cost, availability and marketing of credit cards. Executive Summary  ...
03/20/2012
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Election Day Registration (EDR) is a variety of Same Day Registration (SDR) that allows eligible voters to register and cast a ballot on Election Day. This “how-to guide” on EDR implementation and administration distills election officials’ first-hand insights into the effective implementation of...
02/15/2012
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The presidential race had barely gotten off the ground when it became clear that 2012 would be the year of the Super PAC. The millions of dollars raised and spent by these strange and powerful court-created entities have created a kind of parallel campaign.   Super PACs represent much of...
02/08/2012
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For decades, GDP has enjoyed supreme status as the predominant benchmark of our economic and social progress. In reality, GDP obscures or ignores essential aspects of Americans’ economic and social welfare, as well as important social and environmental dimensions of our national welfare and future...
01/25/2012
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Thanks to the Citizens United decision, money is swamping our politics and our government like never before. This special report by Demos and The American Prospect features articles by: Robert Kuttner, Lawrence Lessig, Viveca Novak, Ilyse Hogue, Nick Nyhart, Keith...
01/01/2012
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It’s been a politically and socially tumultuous year, with far too many setbacks and too few victories on the key challenges facing Americans today. Our Year in Review captures some of those ups and downs, with a focus on the events that defined the boundaries of our political debate and the...
12/22/2011
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Despite controversy in the United States about immigration, most agree that when someone from another country goes through the difficult process of becoming a naturalized American citizen, he or she should be entitled to full participation in our nation's democracy.  The most fundamental form...
12/19/2011
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Manufacturing once gave the U.S. its middle class majority. With the right trade and industrial policies, it can do it again. This special report by Demos and The American Prospect includes articles by Harold Meyerson and Michael Lind. 
12/01/2011
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With more than 15 million workers in the sector, and leverage over workplace standards across the supply chain, retail wields enormous influence on Americans’ standard of living and the nation’s economic outlook. It connects producers and consumers, workers and jobs, and local social and economic...
11/19/2011
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Young Invincibles and Demos commissioned a survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 to better capture their circumstances, their anxieties, and their ambitions. The poll was conducted by Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research and Consulting.   From their responses comes an...
11/07/2011
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