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Are startups the answer to inequality?

/   Patton Dodd, Folo Media

A new study finds that Texas is among the national leaders in “economic dynamism.” That’s a technical term: it means businesses starting and closing, workers changing firms or moving to new opportunities. According to the Economic Innovation Group, a think tank and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., dynamism is a more illuminating measure of economic…

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Why i’m meeting with President Trump

/   Steve Case, Medium

Things like simplifying the crowdfunding rules and giving startups an incentive to reinvest profits they generate in their first five years. And supporting empowerment zone type efforts, things like the Investing in Opportunity Act, to drive capital towards areas most in need of the kinds of jobs that come from innovative businesses. … By: Steve…

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Western dynamism

/   Dillon Tabish, Flathead Beacon

According to a new study conducted by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based bipartisan public policy organization, the region is the nation’s most dynamic with nine of the 10 highest-ranking states located west of the Mississippi. … By: Dillon Tabish, Flathead Beacon Read the full article here.

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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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