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The Anatomy of Credible Equity Policy and Necessitating Environments

By Gabe Jaja on April 2, 2018 0 Comments

The equity policy embodies fundamental American values. It speaks of the equality of access to economic opportunities required by all men and necessary for the pursuit of happiness as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. The unintended consequences of bad equity policies may do irreversible damage to this uniquely American endeavor. The presence of economic … Continue Reading

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The Currency of the Game: Equitable Workforce Participation

By Gabe Jaja on March 7, 2016 0 Comments

The unimpeded equitable participation in the pursuit of happiness is a quintessential tenet of the “American Dream”. In the absence of egalitarianism, and given limited resources, competition becomes a means of advancement in the game. Unfortunately the competition has not always been fair for all; some have to face various deliberate and unintentional obstacles. Resources … Continue Reading

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The Missing Creed in Contract Compliance Management Theology: Transparency Breeds Culture of Accountability

By Gabe Jaja on March 4, 2013 0 Comments

Structural deficiency in public contracting procurement tends to perpetuate the contracting opportunity disparity among ethnic minorities and women owned businesses.  Delivery of most construction projects to the federal, state, local and municipal government requires prime contracting. The lack of scale of minority and women owned business limits their participation at this level.  Subcontracting becomes the … Continue Reading

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HUD Section 3 Compliance: The Misfiring Economic Engine

By Gabe Jaja on March 5, 2012 0 Comments

The Kerner Report was published in 1968 and concluded that the nation was “moving toward two societies,” […] “separate and unequal”.  This environment set up conditions that culminated in various legislative actions, including Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The HUD Act of 1968 was enacted with the intent of … Continue Reading

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The New Paradigm Shift: Communities Doing More with Less

By Gabe Jaja on April 5, 2010 0 Comments

Moody’s, a credit rating agency, estimates that over 7,000 municipalities in the country are headed to credit rating downgrades due to budgetary stresses. For many years communities have managed to live above their means by perfecting the act of juggling; robbing the proverbial Peter to pay Paul.   This Ponzi game was based on the … Continue Reading