New economic solutions for black America.

Yesterday’s policies cratered black entrepreneurism and self-help. They enforced a “disability” model upon public perceptions of the capacities of Black people. Tomorrow’s recovery requires a liberation from victimhood and acknowledgment of capacity and responsibility.

But we can do better. Our scholarship points the way to a more prosperous future.


Reforming Social Security with Personal Retirement Accounts

CURE recommends reforming Social Security by transforming it into a system of ownership through personally owned retirement accounts to replace the current pay-as-you-go government taxation and spending program.

The Center for Urban Renewal and Education is a policy and research center that seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare, and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.


Black men earned 6% less in 2016 than they did in 1980.

Source: Brookings' Economic Mobility in America Report (2016)


1/4 of black Americans live below federal poverty thresholds.

Source: Brookings' Economic Mobility in America Report (2016)


Median wealth has declined 47% for middle-class black families.

Source: Pew Research Center (2017)

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