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Dr. Reid Cramer, Director of the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation

Written by Spotlight

Reid Cramer is director of the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote policies and ideas that significantly broaden access to economic resources through increased savings and asset ownership, especially among lower-income families. 

Written On Tuesday, April 02 2013 12:36

Kezia Williams, Founder of Capital Cause

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Kezia Williams serves as Chair of Capital Cause, a DC-based fiscally-sponsored nonprofit dedicated to engaging young philanthropists in giving. Her work with this organization has included growing the organization from five vested members to over 5,000 young professionals influenced by the message of young philanthropy.

Written On Tuesday, February 26 2013 12:15

Indi Dutta-Gupta, Senior Policy Advisor at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Indi Dutta-Gupta is Senior Policy Advisor at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), where his work primarily focused on federal budget and tax policies and cross-cutting low-income issues.

Written On Thursday, February 21 2013 10:36

Policy Round Up: Sequestration

Written by Shanel Adams

To reduce the national debt, sequestration has once again been brought to the table. Sequestration would reduce U.S. national debt by implementing a series of cuts throughout the federal government.

Written On Thursday, February 07 2013 17:00

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Real Robin Hood

Written by Lisa Schechtman

The legendary Robin Hood patrolled Sherwood Forest with a band of merry men, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. This past September, Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) hoped that a band of merry men and women in Congress would pass H.R. 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act. The approach proposed by the bill, known as a Robin Hood Tax or, more technically, a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), does not steal from the rich, but it does seek to fund the poor.

Written On Thursday, January 31 2013 11:01

"Housing's Back" or is it? Understanding Measures of Housing Affordability

Written by Rodney Harrell

According to the National Association of Realtors' Housing Affordability Index, 2012 was a record year for housing affordability.  The release of their results led to articles with titles such as "Housing Today Is More Affordable Than At Any Time In History" on an investment blog and "2012 a banner year for housing affordability, industry group says" in a major national newspaper.

Written On Thursday, January 24 2013 15:38

What People of Color Should Know About Tax Cut and Deficit Reduction Proposals

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

A lot has been said about the proposed tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and the austerity measures recommended by President Obama's deficit commission. However, an analysis of the impact that both proposals would have on black and brown Americans has been missing from the conversation.

U.S. Census Bureau projections show that the nation is expected to become majority-minority by the year 2042. And, although Census figures indicate that people of color will comprise about 42 percent of the elderly population by 2050, they are likely to become a majority of older adults by the year 2070.

Written On Monday, December 13 2010 12:45