Realizing Possibilities of the Connected Economy

Mark Gomez

This essay from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society’s Leap Forward program, outlines a new vision for California’s “Connected Economy” (which is based on the growth of digital communication technologies). Founder Mark Gomez asserts that the time has come for progress-minded activists to “craft an inspiring new narrative that moves us past a stubborn cynicism and boldly imagines how we can transform people’s lives again.” To promote broadly shared prosperity, Gomez proposes a framework for economic security that combines greater wage standards and a more generous Earned Income Tax Credit.

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