Watch This: Just the facts about Social Security

With much of the national discourse on entitlements focused on mounting national debt, widening budget deficits, waste and abuse, and the looming ‘insolvency’ of landmark initiatives like Medicare and Social Security, it might surprise you to learn the facts.  This… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Black Wall Street – Prosperity Turns to Poverty

This 10-minute video takes a look at the lives of people living in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, before and after their homes, businesses, and community were destroyed by a fire started in anger by the city’s white residents.  The… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Illegal

Illegal is a compelling 6-minute documentary about undocumented American youth.  The film was financed, produced, and directed by a diverse team of independent advocates and professionals from across the country.  Through a series of interviews, this short film illuminates the… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Out of school, out of food

Hunger is a chronic problem in Oklahoma.  In 2009, 28 percent of the state’s children lived in households that reported problems maintaining food security during the past year, the highest percentage in the country.  This four-minute video from No Kid… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Optimism and the American dream

The program Moyers & Company recently hosted PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell to discuss the status of the American dream and the prospect of an equitable America.  We’ve previously blogged about PolicyLink’s equity-driven economic development agenda.  In this… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Is eliminating the income tax the silver bullet or fool's gold?

On April 5, OK Policy sponsored a forum of leading Oklahoma economists, economic developers, and budget experts to discuss plans to reduce or eliminate the state income tax.  The eight speakers exposed fundamental flaws in the research being used to… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

Oklahoma has the highest rate of households with very low food security in the nation; 7.5 percent of the state’s households reported being hungry at times during the year because they could not afford enough food.  This six minute video… Read more [More...]

Watch This: The Economy Bowl

Is Texas beating Oklahoma because it lacks an income tax? That’s been a common argument made by proponents of eliminating Oklahoma’s personal income tax. But a new animated video from OK Policy bust the myths about our rivals to the… Read more [More...]

Watch This: What is a 'Community School'?

At a time when seemingly endless budget cuts are squeezing our public schools to the breaking point, the Coalition for Community Schools continues to advance a rich and comprehensive approach to education.  Their vision is one in which schools are… Read more [More...]

Watch This: What is an IDA?

Our friends at Prosperity Works have created an excellent video on the ins-and-outs of IDAs.  What is an IDA?  It is not, as some Facebook users suggested, internet dating advice or the International Department of Awesome.  IDA stands for individual… Read more [More...]