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Jul 2, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Regrexit of the Left Behind

In this issue, why Brexit inequality matters for the United States, middle class politics, private equity's Main St. creep, and the candidates' philanthropy.

Jun 25, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Blessed Be Those Who Look for Impact

In this issue, a look inside a for-profit prison, more debate on safety nets, the Vatican tackles impact investing, and why funders should listen to those they serve.

Jun 11, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Precariously Possibly Poor

In this issue, the Bilderberg discussion on endangered workers, Adam Smith's views on inequality, a newish Paul Ryan poverty plan, and the "appifying of philanthropy".

Jun 4, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Having Enough to Get the Job Done

In this issue, more debate on universal basic income, robots and general welfare; internet for the people; helping inmates thrive; and a community of equity leaders.

May 28, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Economy's Bricks and Mortar

In this issue, the right to water, rent and education inequality, corporate global citizens, and $1 billion possibilities for social mobility.

May 21, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Social Investing New Think

In this issue, why nonprofits work better with overhead funding, the limits of ESG, the luck of success, the decline of unions and the over financialization of capitalism.

May 14, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Upside-Down Money Universe

In this issue, troubling tax havens, a lending platform built on trust, the silly idea of universal income, the lost government job creator, and when the poor pay more.

May 8, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Finding the New Sharing Quotient

In this issue, discussion of tyranny, demographics today and the working class, the Cases and Buffets discuss philanthropy, and the fight over school funding.

Apr 30, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Losing Our Collective Dreams

In this issue, the politics of the declining middle class, universal basic income, where taxing the wealthy works, the privatization of hope, and issues with collective impact.

Apr 23, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Sign O' These Economic Times

In this issue, middle class financial insecurity, expanding overtime rules, the new robber baron era, a "people's budget" and the tech titans take on DC.