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Ten-Year-Old Fights Bullying With Non-profit p. 3 POLA Gives Pennies for Your Thoughts With Community Survey p. 4 Faith Community Hosts Anti-violence Forum p. 6 u Eric Darius’ Mission to Save Music Education p. 11 “…and had he [George Romney] been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this.” New Plan Highlights Proven Path to Broad-based Growth By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor ‘I September 21 - October 4, 2012 Graphic: Mathew Highland nstead of the austerity agenda that we have now, focused on debt, this growth agenda is focused, really, on restoring broad-based economic growth and our democracy,” said Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker in a late-August teleconference. Hacker was explaining the rationale behind a new economic approach laid out in “Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All,” a report he co-authored with Yale Law School student Nate Loewentheil. Aimed at changing the political debate this election season and beyond, the report has already gained significant support from labor, civil rights and community organizations, including the AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union, the Center for Community Change, the Economic Policy Institute, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Council of La Raza. “The current debate is focused on how severely to cut, not whether to cut,” Hacker said. “That’s diametrically at odds with dealing with the two great challenges we face today, which are not the deficit, but rather, the jobs crises, and the long-term stagnation and decline of the middle class.” With the debate framed this way, Hacker warned, “There is a real risk that even if President Barack Obama wins, we could end up with a kinder, gentler version of austerity economics—tax cuts that are slightly less skewed, cuts in public investment, cuts in economic security that are only slightly less draconian than those in the leading budget blueprints on the right.” Proven Path to Broad-based Growth/ to p. 7 1

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