Poverty Is Profitable: 1 out of 3 U.S. Consumers in Debt Collection Status

By: Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:09 pm

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group’s Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans– 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau– have a debt in collection.


No, the Mandate Doesn’t Affect Just 2-5% of the Population

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 9:40 am

The Urban Institute is out with a new policy brief claiming the individual mandate will only affect 2-5% of the population, and it has managed to get some media traction. The problem is that the whole brief has a huge logical problem by looking at only a tiny window of time.

The Tender Mercies of Veal Pen Economists

By: Sunday July 11, 2010 10:30 am

The Urban Institute rapturously supports the economic policies of the elites, including gutting Social Security. Details may matter, but statutes can be changed at the expense of the workers of America.

The Urban Institute Helps Push Triggers… with Help from Robert Wood Johnson

By: Monday November 30, 2009 3:15 pm

Foundations are tools the wealthy use to push their views, and as needed to confuse the debate.

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