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FEATURING ROBERT E. FRIEDMAN – Although the stock market is booming, the majority of Americans continue to struggle financially today. A hand-to-mouth existence is sadly quite typical and many families find building up a nest egg out of reach, let alone buying a home, saving up for their kids’ college, or their own retirement. The struggles are even worse for people of color.

But what if all it took was a few thousand dollars per person to deliver economic security to American families? Exploring this idea with concrete examples and real-world solutions is Robert Friedman, whose new book proposes a so-called “Prosperity Bill.”

Robert E. Friedman is founder and chair emeritus of Prosperity Now, formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national economic development nonprofit founded in 1979. He helped create the U.S. microenterprise and savings and asset-building fields and the international enterprise development and child savings fields. His new book is called ‘A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity For Everyone’.

**This segment was originally broadcast on January 10, 2019.

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