Book Excerpt: What’s Causing Mass Inequality?

In The Paradox of Debt, out next week, Philadelphia author and public intellectual Richard Vague makes the connection conventional economists avoid: It’s the debt, stupid!

By Richard Vague

A Student Debt Forgiveness Proposal That’s Fair

Philly’s preeminent big picture thinker and apostle for growth is out with a new book that addresses how widespread debt forgiveness can save America—if it's done fairly.

By Richard Vague

Why Richard Vague Still Thinks Business Can Save America

Philly’s modern-day Renaissance man has published the first-ever definitive history of U.S. business. And it’s a timely reminder that there really is something exceptional about the idea of America

By Larry Platt

More Trees, Please

Trees—which nourish the earth, beautify the city, lower temperatures and increase good health—are disappearing from Philly. Here, some ideas to fix that

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Event: A Conversation with Ali Velshi and Richard Vague

At a Citizen members event at the Fitler Club, the MSNBC host and the philanthropist/businessman talked about the economy, politics and the goodness of Americans




A Brief History of Doom

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
6:30 pm-8 pm

at Fitler Club

A conversation between MSNBC's Ali Velshi and Richard Vague

Dear Potholes

An affectionate open letter to the scourge of Philadelphia’s streets

By Richard Vague

Wrestling with Biddle’s Ghost

The failure of Philly’s most powerful banker in the 1800s contains modern-day—and personal—lessons

By Richard Vague