Tamara Draut


Tamara Draut is Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos and the author of Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead.


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It's not Social Security deficits that are destroying the life chances of the young but a prolonged slump confounded by bad policies.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

The entire student loan pipeline—now the largest source of “aid”—is fueled, serviced, and collected by Wall Street. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

An economic recovery will bring down our fiscal deficit -- but the more important deficit is the shortfall in our commitment to the future. Read more

Special Report

The case for a new agency to put the needs of consumers first Read more

Special Report

Hospitals are getting more aggressive about sending debt collectors after under-insured consumers. Read more

Special Report

Today's young adults are very likely to be the first generation to not surpass the living standards of their parents. Our nation's future demands that we take seriously the economic plight of America's young. Read more

Special Report