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Rehashed Failed Policies Won’t Solve Chronic Unemployment

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Bring back paid Apprenticeships Chronic unemployment among black males is at 50% according to Columbia Professor Dr. Manning Marable. Chronic unemployment among white males is 20% according to author Charles Murray. The problem continues to escalate, yet politicians merely recycle the same failed policies to address it. Good intentions alone are not producing successful results.…

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Reengineering our Economy By Re-engineering our Education

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Now that elections are over, we need to begin a real dialogue over how to rebuild the fundamentals of the American economy. While there is no denying that tax policy creates incentives for businesses, it is not a cure-all. The notion that the Chinese laborer has ruined manufacturing in this country is short-sighted and misguided.…

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A Case for Change in Harlem/Bronx

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Why Rangel must Go. Our district needs to regain control over its resources, its culture and its way of doing business. Under Charlie Rangel, the district has seen an increase in unemployment and a decrease in its cultural prestige. From the southern boundaries of Harlem to the new northern boundaries of the Bronx, the needs…

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Again, It’s Time for Leadership & Bold Thinking

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It’s déjà vu all over again. More than a decade ago, our economy seemed doomed. Unemployment was high, housing was stagnant, and people saw their economic security threatened. Typically, New York State was paralyzed by Albany when we needed them the most. Far from the conducive atmosphere needed to create trust in and hope for…

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To Protest Inequality in Wages, Go Home!

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Many of Occupy Wall Street’s esteemed protesters believe that inequality of incomes is Wall Street’s fault, and they clearly think that attacking our financial system will somehow make the 1% of fat cats reflect on their good fortune and decided to share it with those in Zuccotti Park. To most people who possess a shred of…

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