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Debt has become a generation-defining characteristic for today's young adults. The problem often begins with student loan debt, which today affects both community college and university students. In addition, today's young adults are relying more on credit to cover basic living expenses,...
11/27/2006
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Job security and stability were defining characteristics of the U.S. labor market from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. A large portion of the workforce was unionized, and workplace benefits such as health insurance and pensions were standard. Today, young workers can no longer expect to work at a...
11/27/2006
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Although Americans of all ages have endured the economic and social changes ushered in by a shift from an industrial to a technology- and service-based economy, today’s young adults are the first to experience its full weight as they try to start their lives. But the challenges...
11/27/2006
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In recent years, citizens, the media and political experts have expressed growing concern over redistricting--the process of drawing new district lines to determine which residents will be grouped together when electing representatives. This concern has focused on the steady decline in...
08/16/2006
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The United States faces major challenges in sustaining a strong middle class in the decades ahead. Rapidly changing, often volatile economic conditions are making it more difficult to enter the middle class -- and stay there. Even as the bar to a middle class life is raised higher, economic...
03/22/2006
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  The Brennan Center for Justice, Demos and the Legal Action Center call upon the New York State Board of Elections to end the systematic practice of illegally disenfranchising thousands of eligible voters.  A survey of 63 local election boards conducted late last year by the...
03/15/2006
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Public Briefing #6 is a summary of How to Talk about Government research completed by our FrameWorks Institute partner, Cultural Logic. In this phase of the research, Cultural Logic developed a "simplifying model" -- a communications tool intended to help evoke more productive thinking about...
03/01/2006
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This paper addresses some of the forces that weaken public consensus and the government's ability to respond to urgent environmental problems. It then describes some efforts already underway, and other strategies that should be considered, by public interest groups committed to a strong public...
12/01/2005
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This new Demos report, published in collaboration with Business Ethics Magazine, explores growing efforts by state and local governments to ensure corporate accountability. It looks at the changing role of state treasurers, labor pension funds, and others working to demand more responsible business...
10/28/2005
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American families are struggling in an increasingly volatile economy defined by job instability, continued layoffs in the guise of "downsizing", and declining employee benefits--factors augmented by new trends like outsourcing and unfettered trade. The result is a fragile alliance between workers...
10/12/2005
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