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Jan 23, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A Non-Working State of Mind

In this issue, Flint's nasty water crisis, the rise in white mortality, Walmart's million-worker pay raise, and why we should stop infantilizing those we fund.

Jan 31, 2016

In Case You Missed It: It's Not Just a Job, It's a Social Venture

In this issue, discussion of billionaires and elections, the Davos debate returns, the issue of nonprofit overhead, and whether corporations save too much.

Feb 6, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Inequality in Black and White

In this issue, the cost of judicial vacancies, opinions on what it takes to be middle class, segregation and inequality, and more on the Koch brothers poverty efforts.

Feb 13, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Capitalism in the Matrix

In this issue, discussion of the future of capitalism, the danger of economic bubbles, fossil fuel divestment, and dubious ways to encourage college student retention.

Feb 20, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Challenges of Poverty and Wealth

In this issue, a look at inequality and economic growth, a call to bring back welfare, Scalia and the fate of unions, Uber ire, and another philanthrocapitalism critique.

Feb 27, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Who Knows What's Next?

In this issue, lease-to-own housing, small cities under development, inequality and campaign 2016, Zuckerberg's philanthropy, and keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

Mar 5, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Trumped Up Working Class

In this issue, Donald Trump and the GOP's poverty, regenerative capitalism, philanthropy's impact revolution problem, and the digital labor/capital divide.

Mar 12, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Investment Needed to Change the World

In this issue, the eviction economy, the legitimate poor nonsense, climate and infrastructure investing, the age wage gap, and yanking funding from successful nonprofits.

Mar 19, 2016

In Case You Missed It: In These Questionably Impactful Times

In this issue, the country-like power of 25 metanationals, Silicon Valley's attitude on inequality, Bernie's Nordic middle-class dream and using full employment to fight poverty.

Mar 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Death of the Trickle-Down Notion

In this issue, Paul Ryan admits "takers" mistake, manufacturing jobs and robo routines, dismantling the commercial prison complex, and philanthrocapitalism madness.