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Children's Savings Accounts

  • By
  • Reid Cramer,
  • Rachel Black,
  • Justin King,
  • New America Foundation
June 18, 2014
The American Dream is built upon the enduring values of equal opportunity and personal responsibility. Ensuring that this dream remains attainable depends upon America being able to promote these values among rising generations. Research and experience in the field consistently supports the thesis that children's savings accounts (CSAs) can provide a vehicle to support these objectives.

Assets Podcast: Chasing the American Dream

June 5, 2014

Rachel Black with New America’s Asset Building Program talks with Mark Rank and Tom Hirschl about their new book, Chasing the American Dream.

The Past Isn’t Past: The Economic Case for Reparations | Moyers & Company

June 4, 2014

Wealth provides a cushion against economic shocks. “It’s a risky economy, and everybody needs a buffer,” says Rachel Black, an expert in asset-building at the New America Foundation. “That’s especially true for those living on the financial margins, where a small dip in their income or an unexpected expense could leave them either making material sacrifices — like skipping meals — or not being able to repair the car that they need to get to work.”

May 24, 2014 Show | Politics and Reality Radio

May 24, 2014

Finally, we'll be joined by Rachel Black, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundations asset-building program to talk about, well, asset-building.

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The Piketty Problem: Why Taxing the Rich Won't Solve Inequality

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
May 9, 2014 |

Rebalancing the Scales

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
March 19, 2014
The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty naturally prompts reflection on how much progress has been made and how to chart a path forward. While there is a marked divergence in the diagnosis of poverty’s roots and the policy prescriptions necessary to address them, a consensus is emerging that new efforts are needed to promote opportunity, economic mobility and to ensure that the American Dream remains attainable.
 

The Assets Budget is Out of Balance

March 19, 2014
Publication Image Two weeks ago, President Obama released his budget request for fiscal year 2015, and under the White House proposal, the United States is poised to spend $573 billion supporting asset development.

New Report: It Still Takes Money to Make Money

March 12, 2014
Publication Image On Tuesday, our colleagues at the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas released a new report called Harnessing Assets to Build an Economic Mobility Agenda. The key finding? It takes money to make money.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts Available on America Saves Week and Tax-Time Savings

February 25, 2014
Washington, DC — As the nation celebrates America Saves Week and households across the U.S. prepare to file taxes, New America’s Asset Building Program has developed a proposal for a federal Financial Security Credit to promote savings at tax-time. For many households, tax refunds represent the largest lump sum of cash they may receive during the year, making tax-time a valuable national savings opportunity.
 

Connecting Tax Time to Financial Security

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • Elliot Schreur,
  • New America Foundation
February 25, 2014
The ability to accumulate and access savings is a fundamental determinant of economic security for many families, especially those with low incomes and limited resources. Since every family’s circumstance is different, so too are their savings needs, which can range both in time horizon and flexibility of purpose. Current federal policy favors longer-term, targeted purposes, such as savings for retirement, leaving a void in policy supports for households whose savings needs are more immediate.
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