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Dec 11, 2014

Thinking On: Reshoring Jobs from China

Manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States due to growing labor costs and strengthening currency in China, but it is unclear if it’s a win for workers.

Dec 13, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Hollowed Out Middle Class

In this issue, middle class decline, mainstream social innovation, crime and inequity, men not at work and Wall Street’s hand in the philanthropy piggy bank.

Dec 17, 2014

Field Notes: Investing Against Income Inequality

A recent study from Cornerstone Capital provides an analysis of income inequality and considerations for socially conscious investors.

Dec 20, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Disempowerment Machine

In this issue, thinking on 2014 as the year that jobs broke, new models of power, how to get people to give and more on why poor people work but can’t get ahead. **Editor’s Note: The next issue of the In Case You Missed It will be January 9. But if you avid readers would like to nominate your favorite ICYMI posts or topics under discussion in 2014, we will have a special bonus issue on January 2, so email us at editor@heronfdn.org. Have a very happy holiday and see you 2015.

Dec 22, 2014

Field Notes: The Delivery Gap in Public Services

A series of reports on poverty in New York City captures the shortcomings of public services in fully addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations.

Dec 26, 2014

Multimedia: Aspen Institute on Impact Investing

A panel of major actors in the field of impact investing come together to discuss the Aspen Institute’s findings in a recent report as well as their experiences.

Dec 29, 2014

Multimedia: The Viability of a Sharing Economy

An Aspen Institute panel discusses the implications of the growing sharing economy on workers.

Dec 29, 2014

Multimedia: The Viability of a Sharing Economy

An Aspen Institute panel discusses the implications of the growing sharing economy on workers.

Dec 31, 2014

Photo of the Month: December 2014

This month’s photo depicts an Amazon warehouse during the Holiday Season as many temporary workers are brought on through a staffing agency.

Jan 1, 2015

Field Notes: Uncertainty by the Hour

The Center for Popular Democracy argues that technology can enhance labor conditions for hourly workers instead of undermining them.

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