Working to heal distressed communities.

Community-building is hard work. We start with policies that give people freedom to flourish.

Housing

Housing is a basic human necessity, but the federal government is ill-equipped to regulate it. We think that local governments should write housing policies that fit their own communities and that individuals should have optimal freedom to decide where and how they live.

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  • Homeless policy must be two-pronged. One, we need local law enforcement regimes that discourage rather than encourage homelessness. Two, we need social-welfare policies that get to the core of the problem.

  • It was the right move by the Trump administration to eliminate this inappropriate assault on the most basic American freedom to choose where and how one wants to live.

Education

Many children in urban communities are tied to failing school systems that provide little incentive for reform. School choice gives children the best opportunity to flourish and reduces the burden on taxpayers and low-income families alike.

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  • If half the country disagrees with the other half about "core American values," what exactly can we expect public schools receiving federal funds to teach regarding the nature and purpose of our Constitution or about our nation's history?

  • We know that the key to the success of our great American economy is freedom and competition. It is impossible to consider our nation free when parents have no choice regarding how to educate their children. We need education choice.

Healthcare

We believe it is possible to insist on healthcare for all and a free healthcare market. A system of private insurance backstopped by public insurance maintains the quality and accessibility of healthcare while providing a safety net for the most vulnerable.

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Economics

Over the last sixty years, progressive economic policies have done significant damage to poor urban communities. It’s time to find a better way. We embrace the principles of free enterprise and personal responsibility in order to lift up the most vulnerable in our society.

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  • It is one of the unfortunate ironies coming out of the Biden administration that, with all the obsession about so-called equity, policies they are putting forth will only hurt the very low-income Americans they pretend to want to help.

  • Public policy should not be focused on inequality. Public policy should be focused on assuring conditions that allow every citizen to maximize their individual potential and ability to participate to the greatest extent possible in the economic growth and opportunity that is being created.

National Policy Summit 2021

Washington D.C.
September 27-29, 2021

Our annual national policy summit returns to Washington, D.C. this year with the...

The Weekly Column

The Weekly Column, curated by CURE President Star Parker, takes a close look at the issues facing America’s distressed communities and how we can work to fix them.

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