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Mark Popovich
Mark G. Popovich is a Hitachi Foundation vice president of program where he is part of team committed to discovering and spreading the adoption of employer practices that generate large earnings gains and career advancement for lower-wage workers while also meeting business goals. Before entering philanthropy more than a decade ago, he worked for elected state and federal officials and had a career in public policy research and development across a range of issues. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and daughter.

Entries by Mark Popovich

Journeys and Destinations: The National Fund for Workforce Solutions Evaluation

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 4:52 PM

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions (National Fund) is a uniquely powerful national experiment in sector-based workforce development focused on the needs of both lower-wage people and employers. As the introductory chapter to Connecting People to Work posits, the National Fund was a key step building...

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Language Kathleen Parker Should Be Able to Understand

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 12:34 PM

The recent opinion piece, "Language inequality" from Kathleen Parker seemed designed to incite a reaction while offering few facts to back up her premise. There is an inescapable feeling that she pretends to know less about these subjects than she really does in order to generate debate. Since...

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Manufacturing a Recovery: U.S. Gains From Advanced Manufacturing Firms

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 2:01 PM

Co-authored by Mark Popovich

Manufacturing is back -- or so it seems. The stats released this week on trends in durable goods shipments reinforce that point, as the value of durable goods shipments increased to $231.5 billion (seasonally adjusted) last month.



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New Stats Confirm -- Capitalism Was Bailed Out and All We Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

(4) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 4:52 PM

The bubble burst. Kingpins toppled. And the global financial system suffered a sickly wobble.
September 14, 2008 was the disaster's fountainhead. The New York Times called that bloody Sunday "one of the most dramatic days in Wall Street's history." The wreckage of the financial system was...

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50th Anniversary of Dream Speech - From Biased Monologues to Needed Dialogue on Inequality

(10) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:52 AM

In 1963, Dr. King engaged the nation's conscience in the seminal speech commemorated this week: "It is obvious today that America defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check... But...

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