Economic Security

25 Jun 2014

The Future of Finance: Shifting Power and Wealth from Wall Street to Main Street

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
The financialization of our economy is a driving force behind growing inequality in our country, and precipitated the financial crash of 2007. The financial downturn led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, leaving working families...
05 Mar 2014

Economies of Inclusion: Building Strong Local Businesses and Communities

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 -
2:15pm to 5:00pm
Philanthropy New York
For decades, low-and middle-income workers' wages and benefits have failed to keep up with an ever-increasing cost of living, decreasing the social well-being of millions. Income and wealth disparities have become severe and corrosive to the dream...
13 Nov 2013

Where is Opportunity in America? - New York Index Launch

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Each year, Opportunity Nation releases new data for the Opportunity Index , the nation’s only composite measure of economic opportunity at the state and county level. In addition to traditional economic measures like unemployment and wages, the...

An Agenda For Reducing Poverty And Improving Opportunity

Publication date: 
10/2016
This brief is part of Election 2016 and America’s Future— an institution-wide initiative in which Brookings scholars have identified the biggest issues facing the country this election season and are providing individual ideas for how to address them.
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