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 ...

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.” ...

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 ...

Elizabeth Murdoch: Money not the only “effective measure of all things” or free market “only sorting mechanism”

“As an industry — and indeed as a global society — we have become trapped in our own rhetoric. We need to learn how to be comfortable with articulating purpose and ...

In 2012 NYTimes op-ed, billionare investor Warren Buffett argues for tax increases for the wealthy

One of the world’s richest men — Warren E. Buffett — has been a surprising advocate of “tax the rich” proposals. In a Nov., 2012,  New York Times’ op-ed piece entitled, ...

Millionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer’s message to plutocrats: “The pitchforks are coming”

With inequality soaring to unprecedented levels, groups like Occupy Wall Street have made it clear that the 99% want change. There are those among the 1%, however, that assert a ...

Cylvia Hayes

TEXT: Cylvia Hayes’ June 7, 2014 keynote talk to CommonBound conference in Boston: A personal summary of progress

“So one of the things we’re doing in Oregon is we’re developing a genuine progress indicator. This is a metric that quantifies fiscal capital just like GDP, but also quantifies ...

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