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Shared Prosperity

Incomes in U.S. Are Up Sharply as the Poor Gain Most Except for Who? The Story No One Is Talking About!

Michael Morris | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Headlines of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major news outlets heralded the just released U.S. Census Bureau report that unveiled t...

This Labor Day, Let's Boost Opportunity In Every Zip Code

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Labor Day is no picnic for millions of Americans who have never had a shot at a good job, or a meaningful chance at success. For far too many Americans, the dignity of work remains out of reach. Chronic opportunity gaps -- all too frequently concentrated in communities of color -- trap too many people in cycles of poverty and violence.

Extreme Inequality Is a Symptom of a Broken Society

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.

Hillary and Pope Francis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

By mobilizing the nation's leading thinkers, Clinton could tap the spirit of Francis to propel the next great era of shared American prosperity.

Philadelphia Shares Prosperity

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Philadelphia is thinking positive about the program's future. It hopes to stimulate 25,000 more jobs by 2015. Doesn't this seem like a plan that ought to be adopted in cities across the country?

Growing After the Crisis: Boosting Productivity in Developing Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries continue to face important challenges in boosting productivity growth in the difficult post-crisis environment, but also many opportunities to eliminate poverty and create shared prosperity.

Resolution 2013: Fighting the American War Within

Monika Mitchell | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Monika Mitchell

The debates on human rights, gun control, climate change, gay marriage, "entitlement" programs, job initiatives, bank regulations and tax reform reveal the great cultural and ideological chasm widening among America's citizenry.

Obama's Debate Mission

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.

The Great Populist Wave

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

At this moment, in our land, it is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter registration, mobilization and turnout campaign in the history of freedom.

How Obama Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While President Obama lifts his presidency to champion the cause of jobs that are made in the USA, his Republican opponents stake their plans for powe...

The Destination May Be Prosperity, but What About the Journey?

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

It seems that in order to be successful, and wildly so, we must adopt an attitude of prosperity while infusing passion into the business.

What Kind of Capitalism?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We are surely at a crossroads. Like the choices facing America during the Great Depression, we need to rescue capitalism again. But what kind of capitalism will best serve the most people?

It's All About Jobs and Wages: How Obama Can Get "All Boats Rising"

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

The biggest breakthrough for workers is that, in Obama, they would have a president who sees unions as the key to providing the bargaining power they need to secure a decent middle class living.