upward mobility

Today, President Obama announced a proposal to make two years of community college tuition-free. Specifically, the Administration is proposing a new federal-state partnership, in which states guarantee free tuition at community colleges for students who attend at least half-time, in addition to...
Last week, my colleague Joe Hines analyzed how impossible it was to live on the budget McDonald’s outlined for its employees. Among many issues, McDonald’s budget assumed each employee had a second job to help ends meet. Given the low-wages and wage theft prevalent throughout the industry, it’s a...
For the first time, the U.S. is no longer one of the top 10 prosperous countries, as ranked by the 2012 Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index. Legatum, a non-partisan, independent think tank based in the UK, uses eight metrics to determine their Prosperity Index that combine both hard data and...
Google "was Occupy Wall Street successful" and you get millions of results. The answer depends on metrics. Was the goal of #Occupy to spur a discussion about income inequity -- no small thing -- or shine a light on perfidy of the banks? Both were undeniable outgrowths of the movement. What didn't...
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