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Jul 30, 2015

Field Notes: The Good Jobs Score

MIT’s Zeynep Ton has followed up on her Good Jobs Strategy with a simple scoring methodology.

Jul 26, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Old New Altruism

In this issue, effective altruism discussed at length, post-capitalism explained, why Silicon Valley is supplanting Wall St. and more thoughts on a new New Deal.

Jul 22, 2015

Field Notes: Selling Social Impact Data

Rick Jacobus of CoMetrics reports his findings on the problem of who should pay for social impact data.

Jul 13, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Wind and Sun of Inequality

In this issue, the makers vs. takers debate revisited, the debate on new overtime rules discussed, how U.S. labor demographics do and do not look like peer countries, and why rents are too darn high.

Jun 30, 2015

Field Notes: A Focus on 'Building Healthy Organizations'

The Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker discusses the evolution of the foundation and its new thinking on using operating support to bolster organizations.

Jun 29, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Why the Poor Need Amazing Grace

In this issue, why the poor don't rise up, robots messing up the future of work, the hullabaloo about trade deals harming the middle class, and philanthropy takes on inequality.

Jun 26, 2015

Multimedia: 'Deep Flaws in the Financial System'

A BBC podcast from 2013 describes how we lose the wisdom of crowds when our financial system loses touch with reality.

Jun 22, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Investing Strong to the Finish

In this issue, the dwindling faith in the American Dream, what crushing student debt means for the economy, and philanthropy's discomfort with inequality.

Jun 18, 2015

Field Notes: Are Private Prisons Responsible Investments?

Impact investor Sonia Kowal takes a look at the problematic aspects of a privatized prison system and the ways that investors can help make a difference.

Jun 17, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Poor People's Parent Trap

In this issue, discussion of parenting, family values and economic mobility, the U.S. bail system and gross injustice and whether plutocracy is forever.

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