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LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty | C-SPAN

August 17, 2014
Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity Act.

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How Americans Pay More and Get Less | Ian Masters' Background Briefing

May 22, 2014

Then we speak with Joshua Freedman, a policy analyst in the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation where he has a new report at newamerica.net “Pay More, Get Less: How American Socio-Economic Policy is Falling Short”.

A False Choice: Earned Income Tax Credit Or Minimum Wage Increase | Huffington Post

March 24, 2014

Joshua Freedman and Michael Lind of the New America Foundation make a powerful and persuasive case for this in their paper, Beyond the Low Wage Social Contract, released in September 2013. In the United States today, 3.6 million people or 4.7 percent ...

Myra Won't Close The Nest Egg Gap. Maybe The States Can | Reuters

February 4, 2014

Bold ideas like that have small odds of moving forward in gridlocked Washington, but they need to be part of the debate, noted Michael Lind, co-founder of the New America Foundation and another speaker at the NASI conference. That's "not just because ...

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How a Frustrated Blogger Made Expanding Social Security a Respectable Idea | Pacific Standard

November 5, 2013

But around the edges of Capitol Hill the ground started to shift. In April, the New America Foundation, a prominent D.C. think tank, released a report that called for an annual increase of more than $11,000 in benefits for individuals on Social Security. The report went further than Black in suggesting different ways to structure the new benefit and how to pay for it.

NEW REPORT: A New Vision for Rebuilding the American Social Contract

June 10, 2013

Washington, DC — The United States is facing dramatic economic changes: a growing service sector workforce, an aging population, shifting family structures, and increasing inequality.

The Only Game You Need to Understand Social Security | Washington Post

June 2, 2013

So if you, like the New America Foundation's Michael Lind, Steven Hill, Robert Hiltonsmith, and Josh Freedman, think Social Security needs to be greatly expanded rather than shrunk, there's plenty for you to love here, and plenty of ways to pay for ...

Why We Need to Expand Social Security, Not Cut It | The Nation

April 11, 2013

In a sensible proposal released by the New America Foundation, Michael Lind, Steven Hill, Robert Hiltonsmith and Joshua Freedman call for adding a supplement to Social Security that would guarantee all retirees about 60 percent of their average wage in ...

Social Security's Needed Expansion | Washington Post

April 9, 2013

In an important political blueprint for sensible reform released by the New American Foundation, Michael Lind, Steven Hill, Robert Hiltonsmith and Joshua Freedman call for adding a supplement to Social Security that would guarantee all retirees about ...

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