Today’s Child Poverty Rates: Are We Using the Right Measure?

The official poverty measure was developed in 1963 by a former U.S. Social Security Administration employee who calculated a family’s needs by taking the costs of groceries, which consumed a higher share of a family’s budget back then, and multiplying it by three. At the time, food represented one-third of the expenses for many families.

Fortunately, we have a tool that […]

Juntos Project: Smart Fashion & Functional Beauty

Frankie Picasso and the Good Radio Network speaks to Mauricio Laniades, the young entrepreneur and CEO of Juntos Shoes and the Juntos Project.

Mauricio manufactures the iconic El Zapato de Lona, the Ecuadorian street shoe! The flip-flop is to Rio, is like this simple canvas lace-up is to cities like Guayaquil, Ecuador. The shoe is worn by the the working class, […]