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The Huffington Post

Carly Stern

12 November 2020

Norway

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To reduce income inequality, progressive U.S. senators look to Norway for ways to raise revenue by taxing those with the greatest capacity to pay. A wealth tax of 0.85% kicks in when individuals amass roughly $165,000...

The Financial Times

Attracta Mooney

31 August 2020

United Kingdom

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Due to pressure from shareholders and asset managers to invest sustainably, there has been a rapid growth in environmental, social, and government investing. Assets in sustainable mutual funds globally reached $1 tril...

Mongabay

Stephanie Hanes

8 July 2020

United States

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With the growing trend in regenerative agriculture, Propagate Ventures is working with farmers to transition them from conventional agriculture to agroforestry. This technique focuses on incorporating trees into farml...

NPR

Cardiff Garcia

17 June 2020

United States

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Varying tactics have been adopted in response to the worldwide pandemic, prompting financial implications; some more successful than others. Germany and Japan, in particular, have been able to maintain low unemploymen...

Global Government Forum

Pablo Jimenez Arandia

23 March 2020

United Kingdom

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Rising rents are being addressed through a variety of interventions in cities around the world. While rent control has worked in some cities, it has been a lesson of what does not work for others. Policies to keep ren...

The Atlantic

Derek Thompson

21 March 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

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The government of Denmark is taking drastic measures to stem the tide of economic depression already hitting parts of the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government told companies affected by the econo...

The Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

3 March 2020

Switzerland

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren see Switzerland's wealth tax as an inspiration for an equitable model of taxing the rich. America's current model taxes income tax on a sliding scale but rates in the U.S. are low c...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Nate Berg

24 August 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco is using technology to calculate the cost of parking throughout the city, depending on the demand in specific neighborhoods at any given time. While critics were wary of the effect flexible pricing would...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

18 July 2019

Danville, Virginia, United States

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The town of Danville, Virginia survived the downfall of the mill industry by using creative financing and investing in solid economic infrastructure that will remain sustainable into the future. The town has invested ...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

19 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Streetcred is entering the realm of crowdsourced maps with a twist. The blockchain-based app will pay mappers across the globe in the form of ether, a cryptocurrency. Another differentiator is that the data will be op...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

26 July 2018

United States

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Property tax caps have been found to exacerbate economic inequality. They restrict funding for basic services and push municipalities to increase sales taxes and fees instead.

BBC

Luis Fajardo

18 July 2018

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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To attract foreign investment, Honduras is creating privatized cities with Western-style laws and foreign judges. The development initiative is bringing in money and creating jobs, but the enclaves are tailored to ple...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

25 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Diners at Souvla, a Greek restaurant in San Francisco, fill their own water glasses and find their own tables. The self-service model is gaining popularity as the city’s restaurateurs feel the pressure of rising rent ...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

20 June 2018

Manchester, United Kingdom

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A free economics course is empowering everyday citizens to learn more about economics from an academic perspective, then helping them apply the concepts to their understanding of their own financial situations. In fiv...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

25 April 2018

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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An increasingly popular way to attract foreign direct investment is to let the world’s wealthiest trade cash and property investments for citizenship. The $2 billion-a-year industry allows the ultra-rich to buy passpo...

The Guardian

Anna Leach

23 March 2018

Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom

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How is Street Central Bank buying back the debt of ordinary people? Part art installation and part charitable endeavor, the “bank” prints its own money, sells it for real tender and then uses the funds to help neighbo...

Apolitical

Josh Lowe

Tom Graham

1 March 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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Only four U.S. cities - Albany, Austin, Charleston, and Denver - have achieved inclusive growth between 2010 and 2015. It’s part dumb luck, and part strategic policymaking, say city officials. They recommend nurturing...

Washington Monthly

Jill Barshay

5 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Over the course of 50 years, a CUNY program called Search for Education, Exploration, and Knowledge (SEEK) has provided academic, financial, and counseling support to over 450,000 New York children. Economists are now...

Yes! Magazine

Araz Hachadourian

24 January 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Time-banking is a way of trading goods and skills using labor hours rather than cash. The system connects neighbors to fulfill each other’s needs, everything from bike repairs to cooking and cleaning. More than 2,000 ...

The Taos News

Staci Matlock

29 October 2017

Raton, New Mexico, United States

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Raton's economy took a devastating blow when its coal mine shut down and hundreds of people lost their job. In recent years the town has made great strides in rebuilding by taking inventory of what the town needs, enc...

CityLab

Kriston Capps

14 August 2017

New York, New York, United States

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New York City passed the first law in the nation guaranteeing legal representation to any low-income resident facing eviction. Pilot programs in California show that the right to counsel levels the playing field betwe...

Billy Penn

Anna Orso

12 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Reducing inmate populations doesn’t necessarily cut costs. The funding equation is far more complex. Complying with employee pension laws, offering more services to inmates, and other growing costs can replace any sav...

Foreign Policy

Tik Root

26 June 2017

Musanze, Rwanda

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As part of the massive effort to rebuild their country and encourage economic opportunity - particularly for youth - Rwanda has incorporated entrepreneurship into their culture, education, and economy at an unpreceden...

Barron's

Dyan Machan

17 June 2017

Pokuase, Ghana

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Microfinance was widely lauded for decades as a surefire and promising way to break the cycle of poverty and uplift the economies of the developing world, especially when targeted for women. But hard data has shown th...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Matt Bergheiser

13 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is working to structure an inclusive economy by bridging socioeconomic gaps between classes; by connecting large employers with the pool of people currently seeking work, this ...

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