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Credit is tight largely because lenders are imposing even more stringent standards than those required by the entities that guarantee or insure these loans.
Political rhetoric on the Great Lakes has portrayed the region as a victim of global forces, but the region’s recovery depends on investments in its strengths.
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Elevating the 2016 Debate

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A resource for anyone seeking objective evidence with which to interpret presidential candidates’ policy promises, claims, and arguments.

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

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From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.

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