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Wealthy estate from overhead
The most accurate threshold to enter the rarefied top 1% of wealthholders, $7,880,400, is almost three times as high as the Census estimates.
Blog
Joseph Hines
The white, wealthy donor class that fuels Baltimore's elections
Research
Laura Williamson
Medical debt is a leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. This report analyzes the impact of medical debt on household finances and provides policy solutions.
Research
Sean McElwee
This report examines the effectiveness of the employment credit check laws enacted so far and finds that unjustified exemptions included in the laws, a failure to pursue enforcement, and a lack of public outreach have prevented these important employment protections from being as effective as they
Research
Amy Traub
Sean McElwee
Empirical data showing policymakers, organizers, and progressives that there is clear public support for the notion that racism is a divide-and-conquer tactic creating distrust, undermining belief in government, and causing economic pain for everyone, of every color.
Research
This report presents findings on the use of public transit by people of color and on the potential jobs benefits that people of color can gain from investments in public transit.
Research
Algernon Austin
Extreme wage gaps within the fast food industry has made its sector the most unequal in the American economy
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Catherine Ruetschlin
Why employment credit checks constitute an illegitimate barrier to employment.
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Amy Traub
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 from Demos’ National Survey on Credit Card Debt of Low-and Middle-Income Households finds that African
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Catherine Ruetschlin
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
In February and March 2012, Demos surveyed a nationally representative sample of 997 low- and middle-income American households who carried credit card debt for three months or more.
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Amy Traub
Catherine Ruetschlin