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    How Company Values Make You More Profitable (and More Popular!)

    Posted on June 11, 2019


    How Is Dasher Different? At Dasher, much of our success in business is based on the theory that it is better to be different than it is to be better. What makes Dasher different is a deeply-rooted, measurable commitment to creating economic prosperity for all people. And here is the real competitive advantage: People want […]Read More

    No Wheels, No Job, No Money: What is Transportation Insecurity?

    Posted on June 03, 2019


    Experiencing Transportation Insecurity Imagine not knowing when—or if—you can get to work, go food shopping, or get to a doctor’s appointment. Having no control over your transportation makes scheduling impossible and day-to-day living chaotic.  Most of us have had to live without our tried and true options for transportation for a day or so and […]Read More

    Got Milk? No, I Have Food Insecurity

    Posted on May 28, 2019


    What Is Food Insecurity? Food insecurity is common for low-wage, economically-fragile workers and typically occurs near the end of a pay period or when payment of an unanticipated expense is unavoidable. People with food insecurity are uncertain about the availability of food for themselves and other people for whom they are responsible.  Food deprivation (otherwise […]Read More

    There’s No Place Like Home

    Posted on May 20, 2019


    Is Housing a Real Issue? Safe, affordable, high quality housing is as rare as a unicorn. If housing for low-wage earners is affordable, it’s not safe, it’s a long commute, and it can make it difficult for low-wage earners to hold a job. Here’s why finding affordable housing is, by far, the most challenging problem […]Read More

    The Flat Tire Calamity

    Posted on May 14, 2019


    Transportation- is it an issue? People experiencing transportation insecurity are uncertain about the timely and reliable availability of transportation for themselves and the other people for whom they are responsible. Put simply, people uncertain about the availability of transportation are not in control of when they get to work, have no control over when they […]Read More

    Meet ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

    Posted on May 03, 2019


    Why do I want to know ALICE? For competitive reasons, you want to know ALICE. Really? For competitive reasons? Yes. ALICE can drastically improve the productivity of your workforce. ALICE is:  Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  It’s an acronym coined in 2009 by a United Way organization in New Jersey that identifies issues negatively impacting […]Read More

    What Makes Someone Economically Fragile?

    Posted on April 29, 2019


    Who Are The Economically Fragile? How Can I Spot Them? Economically fragile people are uncertain about the continuous availability of life’s basic necessities for themselves and other people for whom they are responsible.  Economically fragile people routinely experience financial insecurity, food insecurity, housing insecurity, and transportation insecurity. Truth is that not all low wage earners […]Read More

    What’s the Opposite of Poverty?

    Posted on April 22, 2019


    Poverty vs. Dignity If you guessed that the opposite of poverty is wealth, you are in the majority.  You are also incorrect. Let’s set everybody straight.  The opposite of poverty is not wealth.  It’s dignity.  Low wage earners are very aware of their undignified, precarious existence.  Stability in family life, manageable financial obligations, feeling part […]Read More

    Higher Pay for Low Wage Workers Is Not Enough

    Posted on April 15, 2019


    I’ll just pay employees higher wages, they will stay no matter how they are treated!   The January 2019  jobs report from the US Department of Labor shows the average US worker isn’t seeing much change in wages since the Great Recession in 2009. The big guys, Walmart, Gap, and Aetna, are increasing worker pay, […]Read More

    Work For Me! Work For Me!

    Posted on April 08, 2019


    Job Growth-  Are there Really Jobs Out There For Everyone? In January 2019, the US economy added 304,000 jobs.  Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is hovering around 4%.  Essentially, almost everybody with the desire and the capability to work has a job and they can probably switch jobs with relative ease. Here’s the concise summary: Job […]Read More

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