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Land of Opportunity

Poverty Trap and Emerging Underclass in the Land of Opportunity

Vijay K. Mathur | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Vijay K. Mathur

A nation with persistence poverty over a period of time suffers human capital loss in perpetuity and other adverse social and cultural consequences.

America Needs to Reclaim Status as 'Land of Opportunity'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.31.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If America really is the "land of opportunity," then it is only fair that everyone truly should have equality while on life's endeavors. Sadly, however, when I reflect on the evolution of our great country, I don't believe we are the land of promise we once were.

Data Shows Depth of U.S. Inequality

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Evidence continues to pour in that the United States, much-ballyhooed as a place of equal opportunity, is anything but. Too bad next to no one in Washington seems to much notice anymore.

Mind the Gap

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I am neither a politician nor an economist. I offer no macro solution to this problem. But I can offer some micro ones. Extreme poverty in itself creates barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

The Real Secret Behind Silicon Valley's Success

XPRIZE | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

By Brad Templeton Director of the Electonic Frontier Foundation, and Chair of the Networks and Computing Systems Track at Singularity University. Aro...

Does What Happened in New Orleans Stay There?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

As communities around the nation combat dramatic challenges, we face an unprecedented need to create effective new systems to support more efficient and sustainable community and economic development efforts.

Immigrants Returning Home In Greater Numbers

BusinessWeek | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the debate over H-1B workers and skilled immigrants intensifies, we are losing sight of one important fact: The U.S. is no longer the only land of ...

Reverse Brain Drain: Talented Immigrants Leave US, Take Skills With Them (LISTEN)

WorldFocus | Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though the U.S. has often been called the "land of opportunity," the country is losing some of its top minds to companies overseas. In a phenomenon k...