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Prosperity to poverty

/   John D. Harden, Houston Chronicle

That inequality has resulted in wealthier communities furthering the economic gaps between the affluent like River Oaks and Midtown and low-income neighborhoods such as Sunnyside. “Within the political geographies, you have massive variations and discrepancy between prosperous and struggling areas,” said John Lettieri, co-founder of Economic Innovation Group, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., that addresses…

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San Antonio Leads The Nation In Economic Inequality

/   Shelley D. Kofler and Jan Ross Piedad, Texas Public Radio

Over the last 24 hours, Jeff Bezos has made news for two big things. And they’re related. Yesterday, the Amazon founder, not a publicly known philanthropist, took to Twitter to say: “I’m thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now — short term — at the intersection of urgent need…

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How Jeff Bezos Can Make the Biggest Immediate Philanthropic Impact — And Keep the Pitchforks at Bay

/   Ross Baird, Impact Alpha

Over the last 24 hours, Jeff Bezos has made news for two big things. And they’re related. Yesterday, the Amazon founder, not a publicly known philanthropist, took to Twitter to say: “I’m thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now — short term — at the…

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This is the moment for Trump to do big, bipartisan things: The Virginia shooting gives him an opportunity; will he take it?

/   Michael Golden, NY Daily News

The Investing in Opportunity Act, cosponsored by Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Oh.) and Ron Kind (R-Wisc.) would leverage private investment in distressed and underserved American communities. Learn about it. Get a win. For everyone. … By: Michael Golden, NY Daily News Read the full article here.

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Rhodes scholar goes from Afghan war to rescuing a capital city

/   Martin Z Braun, Bloomberg Politics

The problems are legion. The population declined 23 percent between 1960 and 2000 and has remained stagnant ever since. It has a higher poverty rate than Baltimore or Newark, and from 2010 to 2014 the Hartford metropolitan area saw the fifth-biggest decline in employers in the nation, according the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington-based public…

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Group ranks Idaho high on scale of business ‘dynamism’

/   Frankie Barnhill, Boise State Public Radio

The Economic Innovation Group is a Washington D.C.-based research and advocacy group focused on the decline of entrepreneurship and rising income inequality. Policy director John Lettieri says despite a popular narrative that disruption and change is constant in the business world, entrepreneurship across the country is actually quite static. … By: Frankie Barnhill, Boise State Public…

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