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Aug 16, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

In this issue, the S&P on inequality, labor protections and freelance work, auditors and the impact movement, Melinda Gates on philanthropy, and a nod to Hamlet.

Aug 23, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Kicking the Poverty Bucket

In this issue, discussion on improving low-wage work, whether jobs are a social justice tool, wealth and disconnection, and a nod to the ice bucket challenge.

Sep 6, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Post-Labor Day Reflections

In this issue, discussion of the new labor movement and the wage debate, poverty and where it is toughest to be poor, economic mobility and social investing.

Sep 13, 2014

In Case You Missed It: A View to Kill Poverty and Inequality

In this issue, discussion on the impact of endowment investment, philanthropy and corporate inversions, inequality and poverty, and the global jobs crisis.

Sep 20, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Pulling Up Boot Straps Report

In this issue, news about the poverty rate, an innovative way to combat student debt, minimum wage and the franchise business model, and whether philanthropy and impact investors can get along.

Sep 27, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Fortune and Risk in the Economy

In this issue, debate on the economic effects of inequality, why poor people find it hard to plan, CEO pay and employment, and risk-taking in philanthropy.

Oct 4, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Low-Pay, Part-Time Blues

In this issue, more thinking on poverty, wages and job quality; the relationship between Goldman and the New York Fed; and the new scrutiny of institutional investors and what it has to do with divestment.

Oct 11, 2014

In Case You Missed It: 'The Mainstreet Pay Gap'

In this issue, a look at the wage divide, what being cash strapped looks like, redefining capitalism, and the enduring American myth of the self-made man.

Oct 18, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Inequality, Debt and Destitution

In this issue, there’s discussion on getting car jacked by lenders, being “present” for poverty, business ed and inequality, and what success looks like for B-corps.

Oct 25, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Trick or Treat Your Workers

In this issue, the trend of working for free versus wage poverty, the wealth and meritocracy gap, and the dangers of treating Ebola like the zombie apocalypse.