Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur.

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Even the most thoughtful and well-intentioned school-reform program can’t improve educational outcomes if it ignores the single greatest driver of student achievement: household income. (Photo: Edmon de Haro) Views
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Sorry, But Just Having Better Schools Won’t Fix America
Long ago, I was captivated by a seductively intuitive idea, one many of my wealthy friends still subscribe to: that both poverty and rising inequality are largely consequences of America’s failing education system. Fix that, I believed, and we could cure much of what ails America. This belief...
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"On the very same day that Walmart made headlines by doling out $1,000 one-time bonuses to a whopping 7% of its workforce, it used its tax savings to offset the expense of closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, costing nearly 11,000 workers their jobs." (J. Scott Applewhite / AP) Views
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
That $4,000 Raise Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Promised You Was a Trickle-Down Lie
Free tip from a successful businessman: Always get paid. In selling you their trickle-down tax plan, President Trump and congressional Republicans promised you a $4,000 pay raise. "This change, along with a lower business tax rate, would likely give the typical American household around a $4,000...
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'If inequality keeps rising as it has been, eventually it will happen. We will not be able to predict when, and it will be terrible—for everybody. But especially for us.'(Image: via FedUpUSA) Views
Monday, June 30, 2014
The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats
Memo: From Nick Hanauer To: My Fellow Zillionaires You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in...
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