Dēmos

A multi-issue national organization, Demos combines research, policy development, and advocacy to influence public debates and catalyze change. We publish books, reports, and briefing papers that illuminate critical problems and advance innovative solutions; work at both the national and state level with advocates and policymakers to promote reforms; help to build the capacity and skills of key progressive constituencies; project our values into the media by promoting Demos Fellows and staff in print, broadcast, and Internet venues; and host public events that showcase new ideas and leading progressive voices.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
White House Should Reject Big Business Fiction That the Jobs Crisis Is Due to Excessive Regulation
The Obama administration today released final plans for ending or cutting back hundreds of regulations. It also indicated that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley ordered Cabinet members to take a new approach to rule-making and enforcement. Responses from CSS member organizations follow. From Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen:
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Demos Responds to NLRB Proposal to Protect Collective Bargaining Rights
Yesterday, Demos, a national public policy center, submitted public comment in support of proposed rules from National Labor Relations Board that will address current barriers to collective bargaining in the workplace. Demos President Miles Rapoport issued the following statement regarding the public comment and Demos' call for the NLRB to continue to address the many remaining grave labor issues:
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Budget Stalemate Puts Seniors Futures at Risk
Recent comments made by President Obama about the threat of budget negotiations stalling crucial social security payments have highlighted the growing pain felt by America's seniors. A new report "From Bad to Worse: Senior Economic Insecurity On the Rise," from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy and national policy center Demos, underscores how seniors have too few resources and too little time to plan for a fulfilling retirement.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
As Congress Debates Consumer Protection Bureau, New Report Highlights Urgent Need to Regulate Credit Reporting Industry
Today, as Congressional battles threaten the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the national policy center Demos published a new report that shows how failures of the credit reporting system -- and the increasing use of the system's credit reports and scores for non-lending purposes -- are having outsized and damaging effects on Americans' economic health.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Retirements at Risk from Widespread Abuse of High-Risk Derivatives, Finds New Study by Demos & The Nation Institute
'Shadow Market' investment products have come under scrutiny following the banking meltdown, but they continue to be aggressively marketed to clients who can least afford the potentially catastrophic losses. Millions of American seniors could see their golden years turn bleak if the poorly regulated derivatives underpinning their investment plans implode, according to "How Safe Are Your Savings? How Complex Derivative Products Imperil Seniors' Retirement Security."
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Friday, May 06, 2011
A Report Card Comparing Federal Budget Proposals
Only two of five current budget proposals put our nation on a sustainable path with public investments needed to accelerate the economic recovery and rebuild a strong middle class, according to a new report card published by the policy center Demos.
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Blowing A Hole In Dodd-Frank: Newly Public Data Shows Fed's Bail-Out Of Forex Market Topped $5.4 Trillion
Secretary Timothy Geithner will soon make a monumental decision: whether to allow the $4 trillion foreign exchange derivatives market to keep operating in the shadows, or adhere to Dodd-Frank rules for transparency, oversight and accountability.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Event: Joseph Stiglitz, Dean Baker and Others to Respond to Dec 1st Fiscal Commission Report
On December 1, Pres. Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will release its much discussed final report on federal budget priorities. The report, as previewed in the mark-up published by commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson two weeks ago, is likely to propose a program of harsh austerity measures, including calls for cuts in social security and other programs that will adversely affect the middle class while the broader economy has yet to recover.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
As We Celebrate Independence Day, Many New Citizens Still Left Out Of American Democracy
As the nation celebrates the 234th Independence Day this July Fourth, thousands of immigrants will take the citizenship oath at naturalization ceremonies around the country. Yet, the promise of full participation in our democracy continues to elude many of our newest fellow citizens, up to millions around the country, according to a new report by the nonpartisan public policy center Demos.
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Friday, March 19, 2010
New Report: States Well-Position to Have Automatic Voter Registration at Public Assistance Agencies
Public assistance agencies are generally well-positioned to help modernize our voter registration process by moving toward automatic registration of eligible persons who use agency services, according to a new report released by Demos.
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