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Goldman Sachs Invests in Government and Expects to Be Paid Back

Is Wall Street the key to funding perennially cash-strapped social programs in the U.S.?

Can Immigrants Save the Housing Market?

While some remain cynical about homeownership, the U.S.'s foreign-born population still regards it as a symbol of attaining the American Dream.  

How Nurses Can Help First-Time Moms

Want to boost the fortunes of low-income kids? Start by coaching their young mothers through pregnancy and beyond.

Fight Poverty by Sending Dad and Daughter to School Together

A Washington charter school offers free English, computer, and parenting classes for adults and accompanying early education for their kids.

These Companies Know How to Treat Employees Right

It's possible to make workers' lives easier without losing money—even in industries with shift workers or manual laborers.

The App That Gives Control Back to Shift Workers

WellStar's online scheduling system allows nurses to sign themselves up for the shifts they want.

The End of Cubicle Life May Be Near

Office spaces will change as more employees are allowed to decide when—and where—they are most productive.

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About The Next Economy

The Great Recession upended expectations about economic security in the United States, and it changed the way we work and live. The Next Economy project asks: How are Americans adapting to the new economy? This joint initiative from the Atlantic and National Journal will use polls, an annual special issue, national and local events with thought leaders and this site to answer that question.