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Dec 18, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Oh Holy Job Market

In this issue, cruelty toward the homeless and poor, assuming a job market social safety net, why pre-school is good business, and quixotically giving.

Dec 31, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Ringing in a New Economy

In this issue, venture capital in low-income communities, breadwinning mothers, Trump's winners and losers, feelings on job precarity and the fate of food stamps.

Jan 7, 2017

In Case You Missed It: 2016's Separate But Equally Disempowered

In this issue, more on the white working class, why inequality isn't inevitable, truth and lies about jobs, the urban rural divide and the fall of "third way" economics.

Jan 15, 2017

In Case You Missed It: The Impoverishing Healthcare Debate

In this issue, the implications of repealing the ACA and what replacement might look like, a look back at Martin Luther King and poverty, and philanthropy trends for 2017.

Jan 21, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Tapping into America's Neighborhood

In this issue, Trump and economic anxiety, Amazon and gig economy carnage, the women reforming corporate governance, and the "wolves of Wall Street" as regulators.

Jan 28, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Leading with Purpose

In this issue, your brain on poverty, social mobility's debt dependence, expanding philanthropy's risk appetite and the inequality worries of foundations leaders.

Feb 4, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Trading in on Work

In this issue, old is new in trade policy, jobs men don't like, Radiolab talks poverty, AEI proposes a safety net overhaul, and feature on impact investors ring in 2017.

Feb 11, 2017

In Case You Missed It: The Wall Street Rules Dilemma

In this issue, a new video on poverty and opportunity, Trump and the universal basic income, the Wall Street rules rollback, and impact investing in a volatile age.

Feb 18, 2017

In Case You Missed It: An American Dream Deferred

In this issue, revisiting the racial wealth gap, taxing robots, reducing the charitable deduction and Obama's social innovation experiment.

Feb 25, 2017

In Case You Missed It: The Fragile American Safety Net

In this issue, our miserable 21st Century, manufacturing in America, the junk food stamp debate, shrinking Medicaid and market making in impact investing.