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Friday, February 1st, 2008 America’s education system is losing ground internationally. In 2006, American 15-year olds ranked 25th out of 30 industrialized countries in math and 21st in science. Meanwhile, taxpayers pay an estimated $1 billion annually to cover remedial college courses simply because a high...

Saturday, December 15th, 2007 Anti-trade rhetoric, once largely limited to populist policymakers and street protestors, has become a fixture in the political debate on both sides. Republicans and Democrats alike, spurred by surveys indicating that a majority of Americans are opposed to free trade agreements, are...

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007   Presidential candidates, take note.  Voters want a leader who envisions a strong and prosperous American 21st century and who will do whatever necessary to make that positive future a reality.  The public’s negative response to the presidential veto of S-CHIP reflects broad...

Thursday, October 18th, 2007 In its most recent policy paper, “Investing in America’s Future: Harvesting the Returns of Quality Preschool,” Hope Street Group (HSG), a policy exchange made up of business, political, and civic leaders focusing on economic opportunity and prosperity, recommends establishing a federal fund...

Introduction to the Issue Personal and family savings enhance American economic prosperity by supplying the investment capital that is necessary to ensure long-term economic growth and job creation, while reducing dependence on more volatile sources of capital such as lending by foreign central banks. Equally important,...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 The Hope Street Group, a non-partisan policy research organization founded and operated by young business leaders from the private sector, announced today that Omidyar Network has awarded a $1 million grant to provide general operations support over three years and a one-time...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 Investing in quality preschool generates enormous economic and social benefits for the country. Children who attend such programs do better in school and throughout their lives. They are more likely to graduate from high school, and they will earn more money. They...

Monday, November 3rd, 2003 What is the ‘Debt Tax’? The United States federal government paid $332.5 billion in interest last year on the national debt.1 This payment, equal to 11% of the total federal budget, does not build roads, nor does it provide education, subsidize housing, or...

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