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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.

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 16, 2016

In Case You Missed It: This State of the Union's for You

In this issue, Obama's economic legacy, the restlessness of billionaires, the poverty lottery, and unions go bust.

Jan 9, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Should Old Capitalism Be Forgot

In this issue, reports on jobs, automation and meritocracy; Uber and employment; capitalism revisited; the wealthy tax dance; and the rise of impact.

Dec 20, 2015

In Case You Missed It: A Poor Way to Run Things

In this issue, the U.S. Constitution and inequality, the Koch brothers' war on poverty, the oil tycoon's $100,000 employee bonus, and impact investing's tipping point.

Dec 12, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Economic Hoarding and You

In this issue, the penal system of poverty, algorithms and inequality, economic hoarding and mortality, and wages and the Fed.

Dec 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Is It Really Philanthropy?

In this issue, a new report on poverty policy, single mothers getting by, Zuckerberg and inequality, drug prices and the poor, and tax inversions.

Nov 22, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Poverty All Over This Place

In this issue, recidivism starts with paying your public defender, inner city and rural poverty explored, the coal jobs downturn, and the problem of corporate buy-backs.

Nov 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: What's Eating the Poor

In this issue, policymaking on poverty, food insecurity and poor nutrition, why's it hard for women to get ahead, and the bank teller protests.

Nov 7, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Big Business of Poverty

In this issue, profit and global hunger, the wage stagnation debate, failing poor kids, naughty business behavior and philanthropy's longevity.