Worlds Apart: The Changing Reality of Rural Poverty

Worlds Apart: The Changing Reality of Rural Poverty

09 Jan 2015 | Chris Schildt

How can poor rural communities escape poverty? In her acclaimed 1999 book, Worlds Apart, author Cynthia Duncan examined rural inequity through detailed portraits of communities in Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, and northern New England. In a newly released second edition, she | Read more >

Midterm Election Round-up

Midterm Election Round-up

06 Nov 2014 | Chris Schildt

Ballots are in, and voters showed overwhelming support for measures to build a more equitable economy this election season.

Here’s the quick round-up of the victories:

  • Minimum wage increases passed in every city and state – including Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and | Read more >
Building a Worker-Owned Innovation Economy

Building a Worker-Owned Innovation Economy

11 Jul 2014 | Chris Schildt

Tucked between the steep mountains and rugged coast of northern Spain, a vast network of worker-owned businesses is producing everything from electric cars to advanced robotics. It's also inspiring equitable growth strategies in low-income neighborhoods in the United States, from | Read more >

Re-entering and Revitalizing New York's Economy

Re-entering and Revitalizing New York's Economy

02 May 2014 | Chris Schildt

Jason Hargrove has hired more than 25 formerly incarcerated people to work in IHOP restaurants he oversees in New York State. Now he is on the front lines of the nation’s first governor-led campaign to persuade more employers to put people with records to work.

Launched by New York | Read more >