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  • Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity

    Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity
    Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over the past 25 years there has been no lack of opportunity for our citizens -- starting in grade school and even into adulthood -- to access information about using money wisely.
  • Proposed GOP alternatives to Obamacare subsidies are bad medicine

    Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...

    Florida sentencing laws cut blacks' success chances

    Florida sentencing laws cut blacks' success chances
    The tributes to those who braved the nightsticks of Alabama state troopers 50 years ago to march for voting rights were inspiring. The state of Black America a half-century later is depressing. In a recent report titled "Five Bleak Facts on Black...

    An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax

    An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax
    Allusions to the notion that Chicago is really two cities — one increasingly poor, the other increasingly affluent — are going to dominate the remainder of the Rahm Emanuel vs. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia mayoral campaign. Because it's true,...

    In the Arab world, U.S. is low on leverage

    In the Arab world, U.S. is low on leverage
    The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients. Take Egypt. Before 2011,...