Money Can’t Buy Opportunity

Payton Alexander Economic Prosperity

Time and again, politicians in Washington have a habit of falling into a familiar trap: if at first you don’t succeed… just throw more money at the problem. The so-called ‘War on Poverty,’ first declared by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, is a textbook example.

When Going to College Looks Like Climbing Mount Everest

Valerio Martinelli Economic Prosperity, Education

A college education has never before been so instrumental in helping U.S. students achieve economic prosperity. However, for many low-income and non-traditional Hispanic students, going to college remains a seemingly insurmountable challenge, especially because there are so many factors that influence a decision that carries a huge economic burden.

The Vanishing Summer Job

Payton Alexander Economic Prosperity

Since the late 1970’s, the familiar American teenage pastime of working a summer job between school years has been vanishing at an alarming rate. What was once an easy and common way for young Americans to gain work experience and earn a little spending money for summer vacation is now out of reach for many.