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The purpose of this report is to provide an analysis of the prevalence and causes of economic insecurity and inequality in our information economy. We focus on Silicon Valley, the epicenter of economic restructuring, but we think the lessons learned here have implications far beyond the region. We also outline a range of solutions to insecurity and inequality that can be implemented at a local or state level, with en eye to widespread replication by communities across the country.
Market Value: How Fair Assessment of California’s Commercial Property Values Would Likely Affect Land Use, Urban Development and the Economy
Reforming our property tax system to assess commercial properties at their market value would provide a more equitable tax structure for businesses, while raising additional revenue for essential state services. But what would be the overall economic impact of such a reform? To what extent would increasing property taxes for large land owners hurt the California economy, resulting in lost jobs and economic output? To what extent would it improve economic performance and promote more efficient land use and urban development?
The 2015 Youth Empowerment Institute decided to take a break from teaching college access and switch gears to teaching girls to educate their peers about the plethora of issues regarding food justice. In partnership with the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the girls created an app that deals with: Healthy Eating Nutrition Myths Labor Rights Teen Health And More!
The Spring 2017 Mobile Apps Lab wanted to combine their learning with actual usefulness, so they decided to learn to code by creating a resource for their fellow slugs.
The 2016 cohort of the Youth Empowerment Institute delivered another amazing app to help their peers get to college. This year's update includes new sections, more information, and a fresh coat of paint.
For my main project I completed a digital storytelling project on low-income black communities, in the rural areas of South Africa. The low-income communities of Johannesburg called townships, in South Africa, are increasingly being affected with pollution from mining corporations, with a particular emphasis on coal mining. Health deterioration is becoming more prevalent in these communities, due to: soil, air and water pollution.
Produced for our friends at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at USC. The Changing States website allows advocates, activists, researchers, and others to explore Changing States: a Framework for Progressive Governance.
We partnered with the Food Chain Workers Alliance to create a mobile app to generate publicity to their No Piece of the Pie - U.S. Food Workers in 2016 Report. This handy app introduces you to the workers that make up the "Food Chain"