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Assessing Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

Small businesses in low-income, majority minority neighborhoods in the Chicago area were less likely to receive loans between 2008 and 2012, according to a report from the Woodstock Institute. More

Outside Spending Skyrockets After Citizens United

The Brennan Center, a MacArthur grantee, finds that after the 2010 decision, Senate campaign finances were dominated by donations from the super-rich. More

Report Examines Impact Investing’s Role in Addressing Income Inequality

The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. draws on lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. More

A New Era of Immigration Federalism

A report from the Center for Migration Studies of New York analyzes the increasingly dynamic interaction among states, localities, and the federal government in the formulation and implementation of immigration policy. More

Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America

A brief explores three cases in which international courts have made pioneering rulings ordering governments to allocate resources and implement policies that seek to enforce and protect human rights. More