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Aug 16, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

In this issue, the S&P on inequality, labor protections and freelance work, auditors and the impact movement, Melinda Gates on philanthropy, and a nod to Hamlet.

Aug 13, 2014

Field Notes: Should Every Tuesday be a Giving Tuesday

As #GivingTuesday becomes an online sensation, what are the implications for our perception and action on charity?

Aug 9, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Impact's Different Strokes

In this issue, more discussion on the value of workers and business, the power of credit, and getting social enterprise and investing to scale.

Aug 7, 2014

Multimedia: The Tipping Point for Tipped Work

Watch this EPI panel discussion on why exempting tipped workers from the regular minimum wage creates unlivable conditions in the growing service industry.

Aug 2, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

In this issue, we have debate on Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul poverty programs, the plight of low wages, and why Market Basket workers have taken to the streets.

Jul 31, 2014

Multimedia: On ‘Economic Polarization’

Will the future labor market leave low skilled workers behind? MIT’s David Autor offers insight.

Jul 26, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Labor Market Wheel of Fortune

In this issue, more on the plight of the working poor, whether corporations can do good, and renewed debate on social impact bonds.

Jul 25, 2014

Multimedia: Investing in Good Jobs Gets Good Returns

MIT’s Zeynep Ton shows us what a “good” job looks like, how to create one, and why it is important to all.

Jul 22, 2014

Field Notes: Investing Full Tilt

Heron’s Clara Miller and SASB’s Jean Rogers discuss the new impact data that is improving the ability to invest for both financial and mission returns.

Jul 19, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Good Business of Being Social

In this week’s edition we have discussion of part-time work, further thoughts on social business and impact investing, and what it is like to be on food stamps.

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