Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post just released her book Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream. In this read, she makes the jarring argument that the United States is on course to becoming a third-world country in the face problems like rising unemployment, increasing foreclosure, and declining upward mobility. But there are solutions, she says, in “the resilience, the creativity, and the acts of compassion taking place all across America.”
The Huffington Post has cited pro bono service as one of the ways that we can get involved in saving America from its current “free fall.” Featured this week in the special Third World America section of their website, Taproot Foundation founder Aaron Hurst points out the “desperate need” for skilled volunteers. At Taproot, we’ve seen a 35 percent increase in nonprofit demand over last year, and we are anticipating another 20 percent increase for the coming year. Yet there has been a decrease in volunteers. Click here to read the full article at the Huffington Post.