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Dec 22, 2015

Influencer Series: The Unseen Mobility of the Working Poor

The Family Independence Initiative's Mauricio Miller speaks out against the negative stereotypes surrounding those in poverty.

Dec 31, 2015

Field Notes: The Census Data on Poor Counties

The Pacific Standard highlights some key takeaways from census data on poverty and income inequality in the United States.

Jan 6, 2016

Field Notes: Using All of a Foundation’s Assets for Mission

Heron's Clara Miller discusses foundations in the 21st century, modern philanthropy, and the growth of impact investing.

Jan 9, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Should Old Capitalism Be Forgot

In this issue, reports on jobs, automation and meritocracy; Uber and employment; capitalism revisited; the wealthy tax dance; and the rise of impact.

Jan 11, 2016

Thinking On: Employees Versus Workforce?

Toni Johnson brings up important questions surrounding employment in the wake of a "gig-economy" and use of prison labor.

Jan 16, 2016

In Case You Missed It: This State of the Union's for You

In this issue, Obama's economic legacy, the restlessness of billionaires, the poverty lottery, and unions go bust.

Jan 19, 2016

Soundbites: An Atypical Investing Strategy

In this podcast, Ross Baird offers insights into capital inequality and how Village Capital seeks investment opportunities beyond the usual suspects.

Jan 21, 2016

Field Notes: 'New Perspectives' on Crafting an Impact Portfolio

The McKnight Foundation's Rick Scott discusses the principles, challenges, and future of impact investing in a recent interview with Goldman Sachs.

Jan 23, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A Non-Working State of Mind

In this issue, Flint's nasty water crisis, the rise in white mortality, Walmart's million-worker pay raise, and why we should stop infantilizing those we fund.

Jan 27, 2016

Field Notes: Innovations in Community Development

A new series, "Building the Inclusive Economy," begins with a review of broad-based ownership models, their applications and success in community development.