Why breaking down economic data helps create equitable policy

May 19, 2021
“I want to look at reports and see all of me,” says economist Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe.
"A first step to promoting equity in Government action is to gather the data necessary to inform that effort," Biden said in his executive order on advancing racial equity.
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An hour from the nation's capital, a different infrastructure debate

May 7, 2021
In a rural community within 40 miles of Washington, dozens of families live without potable running water.
Torinda Dyson and her family received a portable toilet and a hand-washing station from LifeStyles of Maryland.
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