Robert Friedman Proposes Universal Savings for All Americans

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In his new book "A Few Thousand Dollars," Prosperity Now founder Robert Friedman puts forward a plan to curtail wealth inequality in the United States. Building on initiatives from the past such as the Homestead Act and the GI Bill, Friedman proposes a “Prosperity Bill” that would match, on a sliding scale, several thousand dollars in savings for every American. Friedman sees this as key to changing a system that currently punishes low-income Americans who seek to improve their lives via a higher education or home ownership. Friedman joins us to lay out his proposal.


Robert Friedman, Prosperity Now founder and author, “A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone”