ACRE Institute Research Reports


ACRE Institute, the ReFund America Project, and our partners produce cutting edge research about the role that banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms play in driving racial and economic inequality.

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DELIVERING HATE

How Amazon's Platforms Are Used to Spread White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia and How Amazon Can Stop It

July 2018 | Report by ACRE and the Partnership for Working Families | Learn More

 

BAN THEM

Taking on the Corporations Behind the Muslim Ban

June 2018 | Report by ACRE and LittleSis | Learn More

 

POLICE BRUTALITY BONDS

ALYXANDRA GOODWIN, WHITNEY SHEPARD, CARRIE SLOAN

How Wall Street Profits from Police Violence

June 2018 | Case Studies: Chicago | Cleveland | Lake County, Indiana | Los Angeles | Milwaukee

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FEELING SALTY

SAQIB BHATTI & CARRIE SLOAN

How Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Will Force Taxpayers to Take Out Billions in Debt to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

November 2017 | Learn More

 

BROKEN PROMISES

SAQIB BHATTI & CARRIE SLOAN

PROMESA Is a Model for Undermining Democracy and Pushing Austerity Elsewhere in the U.S.

August 2017 | Learn More | Lea En Español

 

OUTLOOK NEGATIVE

How Ratings Agencies Punish Local Governments, Create Huge Profits for Wall Street, and Leave Public Employees and People of Color Holding the Bag

May 2017 | Learn More

 

CASTING A WIDER NET

Increasing opportunities for minority and women owned asset managers in institutional investments

October 2016 | Learn More

 

TIME TO PAY THE PIPER

How a Hometown Investment Bank Is Draining Millions from Minnesota Cities, Hospitals, State Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations

September 2016 | Learn More

 

THE FINANCIALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

DOMINIC RUSSEL, CARRIE SLOAN, ALAN SMITH

What Swaps Cost Our Schools and Students

June 2016 | Learn More

 

MUNICIPAL BANKING: AN OVERVIEW

KARL BEITEL

Financing Socially Just and Sustainable Forms of Urban Development

April 2016 | Learn More

 

TURNED AROUND

How the Swaps that Were Supposed to Save Illinois Millions Became Toxic

January 2016 | Learn More

 

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

ELIZABETH PARISIAN, AFT & SAQIB BHATTI, ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE

An Analysis of US Public Pension Investments in Hedge Funds

November 2015 | Learn More

 

OUR KIND OF TOWN

SAQIB BHATTI & CARRIE SLOAN

A Financial Plan that Puts Chicago's Communities First

March 2015 | Learn More

 

WISCONSIN'S DIRTY DEALS

SAQIB BHATTI, CARRIE SLOAN

How Wall Street Drains Taxpayer Money Our of Public Budgets and What We Can Do About It

March 2015 | Learn More

 

DIRTY DEALS

SAQIB BHATTI

How Wall Street's Predatory Deals Hurt Taxpayers and What We Can Do About It

November 2014 | Learn More

 

RIDING THE GRAVY TRAIN

How Wall Street Is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off of Toxic Swap Deals

June 2012 | Learn More