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How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws | The American Prospect

April 22, 2014

“This data-based discrimination strips crucial resources from working families and communities of color in ways that allow disadvantage to accumulate over time,” says Seeta Gangadharan, senior research fellow at the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation. “During the mortgage crisis, it is clear that African American and Latino families were targeted by the subprime industry—including by targeted online advertising. These families lost their homes and were foreclosed on at higher rates than other groups.

No Exit: The Digital Edition

  • By
  • Lina Khan,
  • New America Foundation
March 5, 2014 |

How Big Banks Are Cashing In On Food Stamps | The American Prospect

February 14, 2014

A key challenge of this solution is connecting benefits recipients with affordable bank accounts, because for-profit banks are not particularly interested in low-balance, high-transaction customers. But, according to Aleta Sprague, policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, strategies that focus on eliminating barriers to bank accounts will provide significant benefits for poor and working Americans.

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China Goes Big

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
January 21, 2014 |

Poor, With Savings | The American Prospect

November 20, 2013

Congressman José Serrano, a Democrat who represents some of the Bronx neighborhoods where the savings program is in place, has introduced a bill that would create a nationwide initiative. Serrano’s measure—the Financial Security Credit Act—would allow EITC families to put part of their refunds into accounts in which federal funds would supplement their savings in the same ratio, and up to the same limits, that the New York and pilot programs set. The New America Foundation has estimated that the annual cost of the program would be roughly $4 billion.

Eric Schlosser, Bard of Folly

  • By
  • Konstantin Kakaes,
  • New America Foundation
October 21, 2013 |

Highway Robbery For High-Speed Internet | The American Prospect

June 25, 2013

Many consumers today get their internet, TV, and phone services bundled together, and there the story looks just the same: better service than it used to be, but at a high price. According to a report issued last year by the New America Foundation, If ...

Kansas Bleeds the Middle Class

June 18, 2013

The New America Foundation in Washington D.C. researches policies on asset limits, and says that Kansas is one of ten states that has kept its asset limits that low, which is half of what the foundation estimates families should be able to have to weather unexpected expenses. In general, they find that these requirements discourage families from saving money and ultimately means low-income families rely on public assistances longer than they would if they were more freely able to build wealth.

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Cleaning Up the Airwaves

  • By
  • Mark Lloyd,
  • New America Foundation
May 6, 2013 |

Why Kids Still Can't Have It All | The American Prospect

April 25, 2013

When Anne Marie Slaughter launched the latest battle in the Mommy Wars with her Atlantic cover story “Why Women Still Can't Have It All,” which inspired a barrage of features about retro wives—young, high-achieving professionals leaving their careers ...

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