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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.

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 10, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Prospects for an American Dream

In this issue, the jobs recovery debate, why the poor don't grasp for power, feminism's working class problem, and a new video series on poverty.

Dec 3, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Jobs Disappearing Act

In this issue, criticism of the Carrier tax-break deal, whether jobs still make sense, the dangers of inequality, and the political choice of poverty.

Nov 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A Plague of Working Class Worries

In this issue, tribal poverty, the art and need of civic protest, the rural-urban economic divide, why unions might still matter, and the corporate soul.

Nov 12, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Everybody Knows the Hard Way's Forward

In this issue, what a Trump presidency means for the economy, poverty in the United States, and our dreams for social and economic equity.

Nov 6, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Investing in Change

In this issue, debate over the pre-election jobs reports, measuring well-being instead of growth, the rise of the new investor, and the challenges of minority-led nonprofits.

Oct 29, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Of Profits and Purpose

In this issue, privatization and poverty, inequality and political will, prison labor, the bad profit of Goodwill Omaha, and the new philanthropic giant Fidelity Charitable.

Oct 22, 2016

In Case You Missed It: More Rags Than Riches

In this issue, a call for an anti-poverty movement, the up-classing of contingency work, the wealthy's tax system, and the philanthropy of tech barons.

Oct 15, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Foxes in the Henhouse

In this issue, the bad behavior of bankers, debtors prison, the debate over mobile homes, and Hillary Clinton's plan for deep poverty.