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Jan 25, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Capital State of the Union

In this issue, the president’s middle class plea, “inclusive capitalism,” trade deals vs. wages, poverty stress, Davos, and whether impact investors expect too much.

Jan 19, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Living with Job Scarcity

In this issue, we have thinking on the women in poverty, employers of last resort, improving social mobility and the U.S. employment outlook.

Jan 11, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Pursuing 'Poverty Wherever It Exists'

In this issue, we have the debate on the “war on poverty” and its relationship to jobs, the latest jobs report woes and misconceptions about private foundations.

Jan 4, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Charting 2013's Economic Woes

In this issue, there’s discussion of poverty and raising the wage floor; the need for relocation grants; the skills gap issue; and a look back at the 2013 economy.

Dec 21, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Morality and Worker Pay

In this issue, there are thoughts on U.S. poverty; the minimum wage and social safety nets; whether inequality is at the center of economic woes; and Dickens.

Dec 14, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Capitalism's Lost Social Contract

In this issue, we have thinking on inequality and economic mobility; the minimum wage vs tax credits; and the purpose of markets and the social contract.

Dec 7, 2013

In Case You Missed It: 'An Economy of Exclusion'

In this issue, there is thinking from the pope and the president on inequality; the minimum wage debate and job-stealing drones; American ambivalence on wealth; and the potential political instability the current economic climate may cause.

Nov 23, 2013

In Case You Missed It: You Deserve a Wage Today

In this issue, more discussion of the ills of long-term unemployment, low pay, and poverty; what Fed policy has to do with jobs and inequality; and some hopeful, if dated, thoughts from JFK.

Nov 10, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Living in the Poverty Age

In this issue, there’s thinking on the impact of poverty, low wages and no jobs; whether banking can be more like baking; and the rise of rental revenue financialization on foreclosed houses.

Nov 3, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Down and Out in the U.S. Economy

In this issue, there's thinking on the value of central banks and microlending, democracy and wealth, and just who really is entitled--the rich or the poor.

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