The Burden of Student Loans

The problem of growing student-loan debt has surfaced as one of the major issues facing our country, because they are creating a class of Americans — some of them now ...

BOOKS/VIDEO: “How on Earth?” Post Growth Institute co-founder Donnie Maclurcan believes we can flourish by 2050 in a nonprofit world measured by new forms of growth

Watch a short VIDEO of Donnie Maclurcan, or a longer (52-minute)  version of his arguments: “What If? Thriving Beyond Economic Growth.”  Will not-for-profit organizations be the heart of the global ...

BOOKS: Jennifer Silva proves academic expertise on income inequality with “Coming Up Short”

While earning her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Virginia, Harvard University postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Silver began studying the impact of economic inequality on young adults. In her 2013 book ...

BOOKS: Robert Monk’s “Citizens Dis-United” — an articulate argument for change from a one-time Wall Street insider

From his perch on the coast of Maine, an octogenerian steeped in the ways of Wall Street investing and governance is fighting a battle for change.  In his book, Citizens DisUnited: ...

STUDY: Low-income students in households making less than $28K annually now a majority in the nation’s public schools

Low-income students — those living in a single-parent household earning less than $28,000 a year — are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to ...

UFW takes on payday loan business in 2015 ‘State of the Dream’ report; says costs $3K per family per year

[Payday loan businesses] are literally taking money from people that cannot afford to pay it. That is more money than the U.S. government spends on all food-based assistance programs annually.” ...

BOOK: The “myth” of shareholder primacy stands at the brink of intellectual failure, Stout writes

Book author Lynn Stout produced The Shareholder Myth in 2012 to challenge the advancement of “shareholder value” as the exclusive guiding principle of corporations. Stout, a Cornell Law School professor, debunks ...

Chicago study finds teens given jobs are dramatically less involved in violent crime

The city of Chicago took a unique route in combating crime: by giving jobs to students in high-crime, low-income neighborhoods. The result: 43% fewer violent-crime arrests. A study on the ...

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