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Archive for Social Justice

25 Mar 2012
by Colin Greer
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The Biggest Engine of Economic Growth?

The Biggest Engine of Economic Growth? 8 Ways Taxpayers and the Government Are Necessary to Capitalism Dating back to Ronald Reagan, and even before, conservatives have constantly attacked government. The drumbeat repeats the notion that the private sector can do everything better. “Privatize everything” is the mantra. It’s hard to imagine anything more destructive to...

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17 Feb 2012
by Noah Bernstein
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“Broken Windows” School Reform

At the New World Foundation we continue to think about schools and that public education is a critical component of any serious effort to establish strong equality. Increasingly, reform efforts are making schools less and less open to the diverse population of students, unresponsive to learning styles and punitive in approach. As the country gets...

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18 Nov 2009
by Colin Greer
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A Just Society

In case you thought income inequality wasn’t bad enough, the 2008 recession made it worse. September Census Bureau stats for 2008 household income show a decline in incomes across the board, but less of a decline for those in higher brackets. If we are to live in a just society we need to adequately develop effective programs...

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4 Nov 2009
by Colin Greer
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Boom and Bust

We are now seeing in the extreme what happens in a boom and bust cycle–when the “boom” years are followed by a bleak period after the bubble bursts. To rid ourselves of these extreme gyrations, the government should act like a balance wheel, which aims both to stabilize social conditions and maintain social equilibrium. During the...

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