Category: PROSPERITY ECONOMICS

The Answer is Muhammad Ali: Who else?

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

June 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Originally published in the Huffington Post. For most of my life, I haven’t idolized sports heroes. I may be the exception to the great American male rule-of-thumb. There have been a few exceptions – mainly historical sports figures. I’ve always admired Jesse Owens, and the story of his victory at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. […]

Sheryl Sandberg Thinks She Finally Gets Single Moms, But She Doesn’t Get Me

Stephanie Land

May 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Originally posted in SheKnows. I read Sheryl Sandberg’s recent Facebook post from the trenches of a horrible Mother’s Day weekend. The youngest had thrown up on Friday night, and we slept on the couch, sitting up and surrounded by towels, and didn’t move much the next day. Mother’s Day came, and I tried to put […]

Can We Really Do Something about Poverty in America?

Community Change

July 24, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Executive Director Deepak Bhargava delivered the following speech on July 1, 2014 at the Aspen Ideas Fest. For the full video of Deepak delivering this speech, click here. In the richest country in the history of the world, we’re never more than a degree away from poverty. That’s what hit me on my way out here. […]

A Student’s Voice in The Cost of Education

Guest Blogger

March 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

Guest Post By Leighton Watson, Sophomore at Howard University The quest for higher education can be a huge investment made by young adults and their families. Due to the recession, high unemployment rates and high student loan payments, it seems like everyone wants to jump in on the debate on revamping the higher education model […]

Making Minimum Wage a Living Wage

Alesia Lucas

February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

Overall, 77% of those who watched The State of the Union Address were pleased with what the President had to say.  It was a passionate plea and directive to the Congress and the American public. One of the most popular pieces on social media sites was the President’s remarks on increasing the federal minimum wage. […]

The Poverty Predicament

Alesia Lucas

January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

The word ‘poor’ is treated like a four-letter word by politicians. But with the downturn of our economy and slow job market, the issue of poverty has become more serious but oddly more nonexistent on the policy pages of our politicians.  The issue with poverty is that there currently isn’t a clear solution that both […]

Immigration Is Still On the List

Alesia Lucas

January 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

President Obama’s second term has no shortage of key issues. While some feared that the important issue of gun control and the debt ceiling would overshadow the need for comprehensive immigration reform, a top administration official confirmed that the issue hasn’t left the President’s to-do list.  The President admitted during the campaign that the “biggest […]

All Will Benefit If More Are Secure

Guest Blogger

October 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

This is a must read for today on Prosperity Economics: In the wake of the financial crisis, an increasing number of thoughtful analysts are arguing that inequality threatens growth. Yet the biggest effects of rising inequality are probably not on growth itself, but on the ability of growth to translate into rising living standards, opportunity […]

Why is Poverty Taboo in the Presidential Campaigns?

Kathleen Tresslar

October 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

A lot of important issues were discussed during the first presidential debate. President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney were eager to discuss the middle and upper class, but neither spoke about the poor. Moderator Jim Lehrer did not ask a single question about poverty in America. Both parties seem to have completely written […]

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