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The City That Never Sleeps Is Waking up to Its Pay Problems

Is New York--and the rest of America--failing the the Fair Labor Standards Act? Tyler S. Bugg explores.

Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity Initiative Business-Policy Roundtable #2

EVENT October 20, 2015 12:00 PM– 02:00 PM

Tuesday October 20, 2015

12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

New America's Cybersecurity Team works with its networks and other partners to organize and support events that promote the Initiative's objectives. The Business-Policy Roundtable is a monthly convening of top cybersecurity policy experts and business leaders. 

The New America Cyber Business-Policy Roundtable is happy to welcome Managing Director ...

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EVENT October 21, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Wednesday October 21, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

[u'156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor', u'New York, NY 10010']

Does the economic impact of the sharing economy live up to its hype? Join New America NYC for a conversation on the "Uber economy" and how to sustain economic power in the hands of American workers.

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in the news | October 08, 2015 | Fellows

Obesity and Food Insecurity: A Public Health Paradox

In September, the USDA issued a report with the finding that 14 percent of American households -- 17.4 million families -- were food insecure in 2014. "Food insecurity" means that these households had limited access to adequate food at some point during the year, due to lack of money or other resources. Last week, Hunger Action Month as well as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month came to a close. The convergence of these observances reflects a major public health problem in the United States today -- the widespread co-existence of obesity and hunger in people across the nation. Consider this: While 15.3 million children live in food insecure households, one-third of all American children are obese or overweight.