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May 3, 2015

In Case You Missed It: This American Dream's for You

In this issue, discussion of race, poverty and riots, progressive fining and mass incarceration, and why Americans over estimate economic mobility.

Apr 25, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Poverty and Illness in the Market

In this issue, the “corporatist social welfare model” and whether companies can deliver, American writers on poverty, and the fight for paid sick leave.

Apr 18, 2015

In Case You Missed It: More Than Pennies in Your Pocket

In this issue, more on why low-wage workers need federal safety nets, pay raises small and large, fossil fuel divestment, and donating via bitcoin.

Apr 11, 2015

In Case You Missed It: To Promote the General Welfare

In this issue, inequality and the 2016 election, eating steak on food stamps, full employment aspirations, and the light and dark side of corporate giving.

Mar 28, 2015

In Case You Missed It: More or Less Poor

In this issue, poverty measures and measurement, silence in the new gilded age, investing in corporate good and why charities don’t need shark-tank contests.

Mar 21, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Poverty, the Morality Play

In this issue, thoughts on growing up on welfare, the ‘real business of business,’ what’s better than a tax cut for workers and race inequality.

Mar 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Add- Ventures in Alternative Investing

In this issue, shareholders and wage stagnation, the minimum wage under a 14th Amendment microscope and the big new players in impact investing.

Mar 7, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Impacting on Health and Prosperity

In this issue, Supreme Court arguments to health law subsidies, giving the homeless housing, innovations in investment and charity’s image problem.

Feb 28, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Disinvestment Effect

In this issue, the lagging public/private investment in the commons, new rules for banks, how everyone invests in private prisons and why inequality is Californian.

Feb 21, 2015

In Case You Missed It: It's a Brand New Pay Day

In this issue, Walmart's pay raise, poverty and schools, union marriages, federal poverty subsidies and the new tech philanthropists.